REGION OF ORIGIN:
15" (38.1 cm) Tall
In traditional Africa, helmets were used not only as protection, but also to show status or rank. They were carved from wood, cast in bronze or woven and embellished with horns, symbolic forms, cloth, cowries, metal strips and beads. While wood Senufo helmets tend to be surmounted with crescent-shaped bull horns reminiscent of Viking helmets, this superb helmet is magnificently detailed with high relief carvings of miniature Senufo icons standing and sitting, framed by an unbroken arch. Beneath the crouching figure are the elongated” stick figures standing akimbo in mid-relief.