IJO HEADDRESS 16, Nigeria

Photographs © Tim Hamill

 IJO Headdress 16
11.5" long x 7.5" wide x 5.75" deep
$800

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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