Category: Nigeria

Gelede Headdress

Gelede Headdress

African Headdress Artist: Unkown Culture/People: Yoruba, Nigeria or Benin Place: West Africa Media: Wood Dims: 13.75 x 7.5 x 10.5 in. (35 x 19 x 26.7 cm). Date: c. 1920 Description: The Gelede, a men’s association honoring the special powers of women, holds it...
Headdress

Headdress

African Headdress Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Ekoi or Ejagham Place: West Africa Media: Wood, antelope skin, metal, pigment, bone, and raffia Dims: 6.75 x 16 x 22.5 in. (67.9 x 40.6 x 57.1 cm) Date: Late 1800s Description: The Ekoi, also known as Ejagham, are from...