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Men's Prestige Hat (Ashetu)

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Bamileke
MEDIUM Raffia fiber, pigment
DATES early to mid-20th century
DIMENSIONS 6 11/16 x 8 1/2 in. (17 x 21.6 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2011.31.3
CREDIT LINE Gift in honor of William C. Siegmann in recognition of his contributions to the study and understanding of African Arts
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Crocheted raffia fiber hat, with alternating bands of indigo dye on surface. Tufts of bound pile raffia, dyed indigo, have been sewn onto the surface in ordered rows. Condition: some loss to raffia at top of hat.
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