Possibly Kongo. <em>Cap</em>, late 19th century. Raffia, cloth, height: 4 3/4 in. (12 cm); diameter: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1284. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1284_front_PS5.jpg)



Medium: Raffia, cloth

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: height: 4 3/4 in. (12 cm); diameter: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1284

Image: CUR.22.1284_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Raffia basketry cap composed of braided bands, curved piece (possibly end of a gourd?) covered with embroidered women raffia cloth at top and long fringe of dyed shredded raffia. The braided cap is dry, brittle, and deformed.

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