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A Pair of Royal Tutsi Intambi, Head Ornaments

Tribe Dynasty

Tutsi

Country Of Origin

Rwanda or Burundi

Region

Great Lakes of Central Africa

Date

20th century

Size

18 cms (7 ins)

Materials

Wood

Technique

Carved and painted

Condition

Good condition except for slight damage to one end of one of therm

These rare and slender carved wooden head ornaments were worn attached to the side of the head by bands of fibre. Princesses and members of the royal family wore beaded examples for ceremonial occasions. These examples with subtley painted stripes - as opposed to beaded examples - were perhaps worn by nobility of lower standing.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

2598

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