AFRICAN HATS and CAPS


LEGA Caps
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DINKA
Helmet 1

FIPA
Helmet 2

Photographs © Tim Hamill

VARIOUS TRIBES, Helmets

In traditional Africa, helmets were used not only as protection, but also to show status or rank. They can be carved from wood, cast in bronze or woven and embellished with horns, symbolic forms, cloth, cowries, metal strips and beads.

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