Man's hat


The Dogon are one of the most mysterious people of West Africa, who live a fairly isolated life on a small plateau in the south of Mali. The Dogon culture, still resisting world religions, has maintained a rich mythology, rituals and traditions that are difficult to study because of caution of the people who would not let strangers into their secrets for centuries. The everyday attire of the Dogons is pretty simple: hat, looking like the treecorne is actually a stitched together two square sheets of cotton cloth, which free corners are bent up and attached to one another. As a result they get a hat of triangular shape that they dye with indigo or ocher in different patterns. Sometimes, small woolen or cotton pompons are sewn at the corners.