Arts of Africa
late 19th century
height: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); diameter: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Crowned with shredded fibercap. Pile produced by ends of coiled fibers extended, coiling with interlocking stitch.
Condition: good. Body of cap is looped around a bundle of raffia fibers, the overlapping ends of which are allowed to stick out 9at intervals) thus forming the fringe.
This item is not on view
Possibly Kongo. Basketry Cap, late 19th century. Raffia, height: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); diameter: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1643. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1643_front_PS5.jpg)
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