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IJO Headdress 19
14.5" high x 19.5" long x 7.5" deep
This headdress has been vetted as authentic with signs of use and age.
The basketry is intact but does not hold the headdress horizontal. A custom black block inside supprts it and is included.
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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