This is the Tekua hairstyles, worn on special occasions by Akans, specifically Fantes.
The Tekua hairstyle, worn for generations by Fante women in Ghana resembles an elaborate hair ‘hat’. The hair is made to shimmer and is adorned with golden pieces and ornaments.
Matching gold jewelry often accompany the style. The Tekua was worn during important and public occasions such as funerals and weddings.
Ashanti women as well as women from other neighboring ethnic groups sport the look as well throughout both Ghana and Ivory Coast.