Forensic Fashion
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>>1857 Masai moran
Subjectmoran warrior
Culture: Masai
Setting: tribal warfare, east Africa early-mid 19thc
Object: headdress 

* American Museum of Natural History > Hall of African Peoples
"Headdress of senior 'warrior' age grade [...]"

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* National Museum of Natural History > African Voices
"Man's face ruff  
Maasai people  
Kenya and Tanzania, 1980  
Ostrich feathres, leather, glass beads
The face ruff, once worn as full dress regalia by Maasai warriors, is today worn for ceremonies and entertainment dances, attracting the gaze of tourists."