A great decorator's piece!
This is a rare camel headdress made dating to the first half of the 20th century, possibly Moroccan or Turkish in origin.
The headdress is made of a tan coloured leather - and with oodles of tassels etc made from shredded leather - and then decorated with little white Cowrie shells.
You often find these made from wool or felt materials with textile tassels and decorations - haven't seen that many made from leather. My one has three leather horns which would sit on the top of the head - and the hanging bands are made from intricately woven and braided strips of leather, as photographed.
These highly decorative trappings were worn in Eastern countries where camels are used in wedding processions and other such celebrations.
Vintage examples are now hard to find, especially in such fine and clean condition.
Unless you have your own camel to model this fine headdress on - it is a great ethnographic display piece - and looks fabulous as a wall hanging in a Mediterranean or Morrocan interior. Fabulous decorator's item.
Further images etc can be provided for serious interest.
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