ceremonial clothing

Chief's hat of basketry, coiled thin strips of bamboo horizontal, grass vertical. Slightly conical with flaired ring at the top and four tiers at equal intervals. Opposed lugs on the lower edge to take feathers. Tiers said to represent the number of years the wearer has been chief

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