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Widespread across Africa is the belief that the head is the center of one's being, the source of intellect, spirit, power and destiny. Adornment of the head has special significance and hats are a sybolic way of honoring the powers contained within.

Stacey's hat collection includes more than 900 hats. A small part is featured on the gallery pages. To inquire about a specific hat or headdress, do not hesitate to contact Stacey.

To learn more about each hat listed below, click on the images.
Ashetu (Prestige Hat)
Cameroon
ChiWara (Antelope Headdress)
Mali
Econdo (Congo)
Congo
Laket Hat (Congo)
Congo
Misango Mapende
Congo
Ginea Toma
Guinea
Aden-la  (King’s Crown)
Nigeria
Lesoto Lewis
Lesotho
Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
Nigerian Ladies Beaded
Nigeria
Ile Ori (House of the Head)
Nigeria
Hausa Skullcap
Nigeria
South Africa
South Africa
Uganda
Uganda or Kenya
 
Cameroon Feather Hat
Cameroon