Photographs © Tim Hamill
IJO Headdress 15
19.5" long x 5.5" wide x 5.25" deep
This headdress has been vetted as authentic, with signs of use and age.
The horizontal headdresses worn by the Ijo (or Ijaw) people are some
of the rarest in Africa. They are used duriung water-spirit festivals prior
to the rainy season and often depict aspects of marine life: fish, aquatic
fantasy creatures and occasionally boats.
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