Originally Posted by roanoa
No, it's not a winter hat.... Warrior headdress. ...
I know, was just pulling your leg. That near to the Equator, African 'winters' are not much different than their summers.
Maasi warriors use real lion's manes, the darker black one are mature lions, lighter gold manes are the more junior lions. Their customs used to be that a man wasn't a man until they went out with their spear and shield and killed a lion. Like an old US Coast Guard saying 'You have to go out. You don't have to come back'.
(Photo from 1968, they've essentially stopped killing Lions for these, existing ones sell for big bucks.)