Headdress of a Kati Woman
Kati women wore horned headdresses, with four horns made of human hair. (The birth of a four-horned goat was considered a very auspicious omen of divine favor.) Robertson witnessed one of these women’s dances at Lutdeh in Kafiristan. He wrote that while the men were away on a raid, the women leave off their field work and gather in the village. For most of the day and all night long they do nothing but dance and feast [Robertson, 621].
Kati Kafirs (also known as Siah-Posh Kafirs, meaning “Black-Robed Unbelievers”) are from the Bashgal valley of Nuristan province, Afghanistan.