Joined: Aug 05, 2011
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2013-11-22 2:09 pm  Permalink|
That is a miniature Hawaiian warrior helmet. Ikaika in Hawaiian. I thought the same thing when my Hawaiian in-laws gave me one for Christmas. After reading about them I bought a bigger one and happily made it part of my decor.
Here's a picture for reference. They're typically made from gourds, feathers and plant life.