A man’s conical shaped cane hat, decorated with coloured orchid stems and red and black dyed goat’s hair. Although the shape of these conical cane hats originated with the Kalyo-Kengyu, they were worn by many different groups, who came under the general heading of Naga, for festivals and head-hunting expeditions. The use of the multiple dyed stems in the weaving of the helmet makes this a very nice example.
|Full Name||ceremonial headdress|
|Material||rattan; goat’s hair|
|Collection class||Religion and magic|
|Production year high||pre 1929|
|Function name||ceremonial headdress|
|Function detail||Worn during festivals and head-hunting expeditions.|