Head and Hair: Art of Adornment

Head and Hair: Art of Adornment
Tribal Gathering London

Zone 1 - North Kensington

335 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 6HA, UK




Fri+Sat | 11am-5.30pm
+ by appointment


Across the African continent, adornments intimately associated with the head are invested with heightened value. In many traditional societies, headwear serves as visual shorthand for personal identity. These items are unique visual archives of African history - archives that continue to fashion the future.

Head and Hair: The Art of Adornment brings together a unique collection of artefacts - many years in the making - that have adorned the body from the neck upwards. Running from 20 May to 10 July 2021, the exhibition will be the first to take place at Tribal Gathering London’s new space in Ladbroke Grove.