The traditional Fulani hat is a vibrant testament to the lives and culture of a nomadic, cattle herding, people from across sub-saharan Africa. This hat displays a rich cultural significance for many African people. not only is it worn to protect the wearer from the harsh rays of the sun, but is also a symbol of wealth and status. During festivals Fulani men will wear these hats as a way to attract women. Made from leather and fiber, each hat is embellished with cowrie shells and other typical Fulani decorations. The Fulani people range in parts of Nigeria, Mali and Burkina Faso.
Leather and fiber
15” x 10” (38cm x 25.5cm)