Wood, Reed, Pigment.
30″ (76.2 cm) Tall.
Private Collection – Florida, USA.
Step into the realm of mystery and tradition with the Urhobo Headdress, a mesmerizing artifact that bridges the gap between the living and the spirit world. Crafted with the masterful touch of seasoned artisans, this headdress stands tall as a symbol of the rich Urhobo culture. Carved from a single piece of wood and balanced atop a meticulously woven reed structure, each line and groove in the headdress speaks of ancestors’ hands and timeless custom. The pigment, now faded to a patina-rich, storied hue, originally glowed with the vibrancy of an initiate’s first introduction to their tribe’s spiritual eminence. This headdress is not merely a static piece of art; it resonates with the life force of the Urhobo people, who wear it in ceremonial dances to honor their lineage and the gods they hold dear.
It’s not just the artistic embodiment of a venerable culture that makes the Urhobo Headdress a center masterpiece for any collection—it’s also a testament to history. This particular headdress boasts an exceptional state of preservation, with subtle signs of its age adding value for the discerning collector. Every imperfection, every crack, tells a story that modern-day faithfuls and art aficionados alike will be proud to showcase. For an art piece that whispers of other worlds and honors an unbroken chain of tradition, the Urhobo Headdress is an irreplaceable treasure for your collection. Make it yours, and weave the vibrant spirit of the Urhobo culture into your home or gallery.