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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Headdress   (2007.08.0068)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Status Symbols
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1940-1945
Culture Maasai

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 61 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 45.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Length) 33.5 cm
Weight 332 g
Measuring Remarks First two dimensions were measured with the feathers. The third largest dimension was measured of the leather frame from end to end.
Materials Animal--Skin--without Fur/Feathers/Scales, Animal--Feather, Animal--Skin--with Fur/Feathers/Scales, Plant
Manufacturing Processes Cutting, Sewing, Ropemaking, Piercing
Munsell Color Information N/A

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A

http://www.africanceremonies.com/largephotopages/8maasaiwarrior.html Website has an image of a Maasai warrior wearing a similar headdress, except the one seen at the website is much more ornate and decorative. Also similar object in Seattle Art Museum (2000.7)


Arnoldi, Mary Jo and Christine Mullen Kreamer. Crowning Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head. Los Angeles: Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1995. Pp. 18-19, 115.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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