crocheted over individual wooden pegs. The burls mimic the
tufted hairstyle worn by high-ranking men of the Cameroon
culture. Prestige caps on the whole are reserved for the elite
males, as well as a very limited number of elite women.
There are several types of caps worn - each type of cap
communicates the level of prestige of its wearer through its
shape, size, and material.

Comes with Custom Made Stand.

Dimensions: 14" height x 8" width x 8" depth
"> Prestige Hat - Cameroon, Central Africa
Prestige Hat - Cameroon, Central Africa - Sold
Prestige Hat - Cameroon, Central Africa - Sold
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Prestige Hat - Cameroon, Central Africa - Sold

Title: Prestige cap - ëAshetuí Material: Crocheted cotton and indigo pigment People: Bamileke and Bamun Country: Cameroon Hats are especially important to the people of the Cameroons - the Ashetu is a prestige cap for dignitaries of the Bamun and Bamileke peoples. According to Cameroon culture, the head is the ideal site for the aesthetic and symbolic decoration of the body due to the belief that within the human head resides both ones spirit (or ones inner head) and intellect. Thus the function of the skull is to protect the inner head. The burls or "dreads" are crocheted over individual wooden pegs. The burls mimic the tufted hairstyle worn by high-ranking men of the Cameroon culture. Prestige caps on the whole are reserved for the elite males, as well as a very limited number of elite women. There are several types of caps worn - each type of cap communicates the level of prestige of its wearer through its shape, size, and material. Comes with Custom Made Stand. Dimensions: 14" height x 8" width x 8" depth
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