Arts of Africa
late 19th century
height: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); diameter: 6 11/16 in. (17 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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.
This item is not on view
Possibly Kongo. Basketry Cap, late 19th century. Fiber, raffia, height: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); diameter: 6 11/16 in. (17 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1646. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1646_front_PS5.jpg)
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