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Basketry Cap

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Possibly Kongo
MEDIUM Fiber, raffia
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS height: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); diameter: 6 11/16 in. (17 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Raffia coiling extends out producing pile; coiling with interlocking stitch. Condition: good but brittle. Fibers are dry and shedding but overall structure is intact. Pile breaks when touched. Shape has been crushed slightly and the pile is matted.
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