Africa | Bwami hat for Ngandu or Yananio Level. Lega people of DR Congo (Maniema or Sud-Kivu Province) | Plant fiber, mollusk shells, cowrie shells, buttons, pangolin scales, and pangolin tail | ca. late 19th to early 20th century
armoured vest of lacquered and gilded pangolin scales. I love the pangolin and think their scales should stay firmly on their bodies, but this armour presented to George III in 1820 is still amazing (they obviously didn't know how fat he was!