Crowning Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head

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This volume explores the cultural history and lore of African headwear - from spectacular hats for special events to informal everyday examples - and the vital role such headwear plays in reinforcing societal norms, announcing important rituals, recalling historical events, and celebrating an individual's achievements. The human head is traditionally held by African cultures to be the seat of individual power, spirit, and intelligence. Through this examination of African headwear, notions of status and accumulation in the ...

Crowning Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head 2001, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780930741433

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Crowning Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head 1995, University of California Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, CA

ISBN-13: 9780930741426

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