Traditional ceremonial hat from the Wodaabe people of West Africa. A group of cattle herding nomads, the Wodaabe spend their life on the move across the Sahel, avoiding drought and conflict, in pursuit of grazing ground for their cattle. Traveling in small family units, they cling to their ancient, nomadic way of life and proudly call themselves the most beautiful people on earth. The hat represents a fashion statement and symbol of wealth and status.
Hand made from leather and fibre.