Arts of Africa
late 19th century
height: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); diameter: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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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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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.
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