Possibly Kongo. <em>Basketry Cap</em>, late 19th century. Fiber, raffia, height: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); diameter: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1644. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1644_front_PS5.jpg)

Basketry Cap


Medium: Fiber, raffia

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: height: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); diameter: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1644

Image: CUR.22.1644_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pile produced by ends of coil fiber extended; coiling with interlocking stitch. Condition: poor; missing much of pile. The fibers are dry, brittle, and shed when touched. The pile (which is about 75% missing) breaks when touched; what remains is matted.

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