Possibly Kongo. <em>Basketry Cap</em>, late 19th century. Fiber, raffia, height: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); diameter: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1645. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1645_front_PS5.jpg)

Basketry Cap


Medium: Fiber, raffia

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: height: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); diameter: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1645

Image: CUR.22.1645_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pile produced by ends of coiled fibers extended coiling with interlocking stitch. Condition: Good, some pile worn away in places. Fibers are dry, brittle, and shed when touched. The pile breaks when touched. The shape has been crushed.

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