For Pokot men hairstyles are symbols of status. This blue skullcap, called silop, is adopted by initiates at their coming-of-age ceremony. Thereafter, the silop designs become more elaborate as a man's social standing increases. Ostrich feathers and ostrich feather pom poms are added as popular additions.


  • Title: Pokot Man with Clay and Feather Hair Bun, Kenya
  • Creator: Angela Fisher & Carol Beckwith
  • Location Created: Northern Kenya

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