Fulani Hat


The Fulani Hats are made by the Fulani people – a nomadic, cattle-hearding group of people who roam between the borders of West African countries. These hats are not only worn to protect the wearer from the harsh sun but are also hold great cultural significance and have become a trademark of the Fulani people. Straw and other fibres, leather, fabric cloth and cowrie shells are used in their making and depending on how one is decorated it is symbolic of ones wealth and status. The hats look lovely hanging on the wall – this item is a genuine piece worn by a Fulani man.