Arts of Africa
late 19th century
height: 4 3/4 in. (12 cm); diameter: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Raffia basketry cap composed of braided bands, curved piece (possibly end of a gourd?) covered with embroidered women raffia cloth at top and long fringe of dyed shredded raffia. The braided cap is dry, brittle, and deformed.
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Possibly Kongo. Cap, late 19th century. Raffia, cloth, height: 4 3/4 in. (12 cm); diameter: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1284. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1284_front_PS5.jpg)
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