Headgear of the IFUGAO, Luzon, Philippines, 2nd half of the 20th century
Authentic Ifugao headgear. It is worn by both men and women. The basics are the same. Braided rattan whose bottom is covered with woven fabric and often with some embroidery on it. Almost always feathers, plumes of chickens and roosters and sometimes decorated with beads, shells and especially further in the past with skulls of a smaller monkey species. In the photo a lady from the Ifugao and myself, already 5 years ago. Been there more than once and will definitely go back. See the photos for the condition.
Circumference at the bottom: 65 cm
Height: difficult to indicate precisely. Up to and including the smaller feathers about 22 cm
Weight: 58 grams
Origin: Banaue, Luzon, Philippines
Date: 2nd half of the 20th century