Bamileke Royal Hat with Fingerlings Cameroon African - Hats & Headdresses - Textiles
Crocheted hat, Cameroon. Crocheted cotton with wrapped, protruding ornaments. 6½"x 6." This hat is more than 60 years old and is in excellent condition. $325
Japanese straw hat, 菅笠 .. Sugegasa, also known as sedge hats or rice paddy hats, are conical Japanese hats made from straw or bamboo. This style of hat, which also comes from China, Vietnam and Korea, is most often used to protect the face from both sunny and rainy weather. Although the hat is usually used as everyday wear for laborers, in the West it has been adopted as a practical accessory for gardeners.
Africa | Man's Prestige hat. Bamun or Bamileke people, Cameroon | 20th century Cotton, red trade wool, crochet technique
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.