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Basketry Cap

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Possibly Kongo
MEDIUM Fiber, raffia
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS height: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); diameter: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1645
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pile produced by ends of coiled fibers extended coiling with interlocking stitch. Condition: Good, some pile worn away in places. Fibers are dry, brittle, and shed when touched. The pile breaks when touched. The shape has been crushed.
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