A thread seems to flow through on certain days.
Almost as a counterpoint, i discovered that one of the current exhibits at Dallas Museum of Art is titled African Headwear: Beyond Fashion.
"African Headwear: Beyond Fashion, an exhibition of approximately fifty objects from the Museum’s collection of African art, internationally acclaimed as one of the top five of its kind in the United States, explores the way in which headwear signifies status in traditional African societies. Often made of unusual materials, such as the skin from a pangolin (spiny anteater), wood and copper, various types of nutshells, lion mane, and human hair, African headwear can also include glass beads, plastic buttons, and ostrich feathers used in unfamiliar ways."
If you are in the Dallas area this week-end, make it part of your end of the year plans as the show closes on January 1, 2012.
To do by January 1st List
(* Image credits: Royal crown (ade), Nigeria, Yoruba peoples, late 19th to early 20th century, glass beads, cloth, basketry, and fiber, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of David T. Owsley via the Alvin and Lucy Owsley Foundation)