Photographs © Tim Hamill
Ray Headdress 2
24"l x 12.5"w x 6.25"h
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.
Despite its appearance, this wonderful headdress shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.
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