Headdress, Moba peoples, Togo.

Cowries, the shells of a marine snail, have been valued for thousands of years all over the world. This headdress from Togo combines the smooth beauty of these shells with the horns of an antelope for a fascinating contrast.

Rattan, horns, string, cowrie shells.

Height: 36 cm - 14.2 inches. Width: 21 cm / 8.3 inches.

Provenance: Peter Monteny, photographer, Delft, Netherlands.