The trademark hat of the Fulani people of West Africa. The red material and the tassels are leather, the tan material is straw, and it is further decorated with hand made cloth items. The Fulani are migrant cattle herders found throughout West Africa. This hat is one of the few things that is common to the tribe throughout a broad expanse of 'West Africa. A true collectors item, and a work of great cultural significance. 12"-15" diameter. Hats are pressed in for shipping by default. If you want the hat tho be sent to you un-compressed, please mention this in the comments section of your order, and your hat will be packed this way. Oversized shipping means that an uncompressed hat will cost approximately $40. for shipping. Made in Mali or Burkino Faso.