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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
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1646
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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