This headdress is described by the Sierra Lone National Museum as a crown...said to be 200 years old . It is thought to have been worn by a warrior. It consists of a cloth wrapped circular loop, worn atop the head. Four rectangular leather packages are attached to the loop, likely to be sebe/sebbeh, or amulets, to protect the wearer.

Further Information

  • Type: Regalia, Religious/ritual equipment, charms
  • Object: Crown
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin, Textile
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1969
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Mr. Abu Sesay, Freetown (Trader)
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1969.01.02

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