Yaka slit drum wood, encrusted patina, remains of pigments, cylindrical corpus, crowned by anthropomorphic head with massive horns, wickerwork basket with feathers ornament, min. dam., slight traces of abrasion, base; used at divination ceremonies to accompany ritual songs. The rectangular opening not just served as soundbox, but could contain magical mass as well. H: 34 cm
Nigeria/Crossriver, Boki. Wood, dark brown encrusted patina, paint remains, on wickerwork base, beard of clay-like mass with real hair attached, drilled holes for insertion of feather ornament on the head.
India Warriors ceremonial hat from the Naga people | Wickerwork headdress, coated with a fine netting of orchid stems, dyed in red and decorated with ornaments in yellow, boar tusks on either side of the "helmet", calao feathers stuck into a small splinter to the front