NATIONAL GIFT (2) - This Amerindian head piece a traditional headdress from the indigenous people of Guyana. It can be worn by both men and women easily sits on the head of any person. It comes with a beaded headband, fur and feathers on the side of the face. This particular headdress is not all worn by the chiefs of tribe.
Amerindian Heritage Month was celebrated in September 2017 and was at the National Exhibition Centre, Sophia, Georgetown. During these activities my Dad Jameel Husain got me this beautiful headpiece as my second Auction Item for the Miss Universe 2017 pageant in Las Vegas. “Indigenous Heritage Month is a celebration of the breadth, depth and wealth of Guyana’s Indigenous cultures. It is a month to savour our diversity, to take concerted action to preserve, protect and promote the rich customs and traditions of the Indigenous peoples – the Akawaio, Arawak, Arecuna, Carib, Makushi, Patamona, Wai-Wai, Wapishana and Warrau. Indigenous communities are the repositories of the cultural heritage of our first peoples. The protection preservation and propagation of values and traditions and way of life of Guyana’s Indigenous peoples.
Thank you to my dad who was able to acquire it for me.
Photographer - Saajid Husani Photography
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