At the Sallah festival, the dress of both man and horse expresses status. The major form of male clothing is the Babbar Riga (Big Gown Ensemble), consisting of a multi-layered gown (riga) and a distinctive turban. Individual distinctions are signaled by the different qualities of cloth, tailoring, embroidery and headgear.


  • Title: Mounted Fulani Nobleman
  • Creator: Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
  • Date: 1996
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Copyright: copyright Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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