Bamileke Royal Hat with Fingerlings Cameroon African - Hats & Headdresses - Textiles
Africa | Prestige hat ~ Ashetu ~ from the Bamileke people of Cameroon | ca. 1980 | Hand crocheted cotton and wood pith. | This Ashetu hat designates the wearer has a senior title holder holding a high rank. It is usually worn during occasion such installation of chiefs or dedication of new buildings in the place.