This online exhibit includes only a handful of the different types of headpieces worn around the world. These headpieces show the beauty of human creations and the intricacies of hand-made objects. While headpieces are often times worn as adornments, many have special meanings and functions. These pieces, or those like them, are used in rituals, ceremonies, or daily life. Ultimately, headpieces are a form of human expression. Through them, humans find a way to communicate with others.
Next time you see someone wearing a hat, ask yourself, why is he or she wearing it?