IJO HEADDRESSES, Nigeria

 IJO Headdress 6
46.5" long x 5.5" wide
$1000

  IJO Headdress 7
37.5" long x 9" wide
$800

 IJO Headdress 9
32" long x 5" wide
$1000

  IJO Headdress 15
19.5" long x 5.5" wide
$800

 

 IJO Headdress 17
18.5" long x 7.25" wide
$800


 IJO Headdress 6
46.5" long x 5.5" high
$1000

  IJO Headdress 7
37.5" long x 9" high
$800

  IJO Headdress 9
32" long x 5" high
$1000

 IJO Headdress 10
38" long x 5.5" high
$600 

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

These headdresess have been vetted as authentic, most with signs of use and age.

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

IJO, HEADDRESSES, Nigeria

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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