This beautiful Cowrie Shell Headdress comes from the Bongo People of Sudan. This cowrie shell headdress is a sign of prestige. The Bongo are an ethnic group living is South Sudan, mostly in the Tonj District. They speak the Bongo Language, one of the Bongo-Baka languages. Unlike the Dinka and other Nilotic groups the Bongo are not a cattle herding people and do nut use cows for bride price. Subsistence farming is the primary source of food, though money is obtained by working in forestry, building, selling honey and other various means. This Amazing Headdress is Made of cowrie shells woven together into hair.
Has loose beads on the top, as well as the spike is a little loose, all repairs are Native.
Shows age, however in good overall condition. A Rare Find
Comes on Stand
Late 20th Century
13 Inches Tall
22 Inches Tall on Stand
5 Inches Deep
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