AFRICAN HELMETS


 FIPA
Helmet 6
11.5" high
$800

IGBO
Helmet 1
11.5" high
$450

YORUBA
Helmet 3
12" high x 7.5" wide
$ 800




 DOGON
Helmet 12
5" high x 8" wide
$400

 

DOGON
Helmet 13
8" high x 11" wide
$800



The helmets below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.


SENUFO/HONDA
Helmet 5
SOLD

 

SENUFO
Helmet 3
SOLD



 IGALA
Helmet 1
SOLD


YORUBA
Helmet 1
SOLD

 

FIPA
Helmet 2
11" high
SOLD

SENUFO
Helmet 4
14" high
SOLD

 

SENUFO
Helmet 6
17" high
SOLD

 

 BOBO
Helmet 9
13" high
SOLD


KOMA-BUILSA
Helmet 8
SOLD

 

Koma-Builsa
Helmet 5
SOLD

 

DOGON
Helmet 14
SOLD

  

KULANGO
Helmet 1
SOLD


 

SENUFO
Helmet 2
SOLD

 

SENUFO
Helmet 1
SOLD


 

DOGON
Helmet 15
6.5" high
SOLD

YORUBA
Helmet 2
6" high x 7.5" wide
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

VARIOUS TRIBES, Helmets

In traditional Africa, helmets were used not only as protection, but also to show status or rank. They can be carved from wood, cast in bronze or woven and embellished with horns, symbolic forms, cloth, cowries, metal strips and beads.

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