AFRICAN HELMETS


 FIPA
Helmet 6
11.5" high
$800

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



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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