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Oku Hat (N° 25331)

This rare notable's headdress has a semi-spherical base in basketry, lined with a raffia fishnet carrying thick mats also braided in raffia. The front part coated with red clay is lined with cowries.
It is worn during enthronement ceremonies accompanied by traditional dances within the kingdom of Oku, in the northwest of Cameroon, in the Grasslands region at the border region of Nigeria. This chiefdom is populated mainly by two ethnic groups: 'Fulani' nomadic pastoralists and 'Nso, Oku and Kom' semi-Bantu cultivators.
Several centralized chiefdoms, or kingdoms, based on customary associations, secret societies, are organized around the Fon who would have broad supernatural powers including that of being able to change into animals such as the python, the elephant, the leopard, or the buffalo. Religious leader, he is also a judge and warlord. The kingdom of Oku is renowned for the diversity of its religious production, its magical and therapeutic rites practiced by soothsayers and sorcerers.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
Material(s)vannerie, raphia, cauris, argile
Height cm38
Width30 cm
Weight1.55 Kg
Estimated dating1ère halfxx°
Socle inclusOptional

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