Bison Horn Maria Tribal Cap – Stamps on Headgears of India 2017.
A set of 16 stamps was issued by India Post on Headgears of India on 10 Feb 2017.These headgears from different parts of the country signify social ,cultural and community values. A set of 16 Souvenir covers issued by India Post on these 16 types of Headgears are listed.
Bison Horn Maria Tribal Cap : Bison horn Maria is a Tribal community of Chattisgarh State of India that derives its name from its unique custom of wearing adistinctive headdress which resembles the horns of Bison. They generally wear that headdress during marriage dance or other ceremonies.The Bison horn shaped headdress worn by them nowadays made of cattle horns becuase of scarcity of Bison horns. These headdresses are placed on a frame of bamboo and decorated with feathers of Peacock or chicken and hanging cowry shell strings .Such a headdress is passed on from one generation to another.