Kuba (Nkutshu subgroup). <em>Basketry Cap</em>, late 19th century. Raffia (2 ply, 2 twist), height: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); diameter: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1653. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1653_front_PS5.jpg)

Basketry Cap

Artist:Kuba (Nkutshu subgroup)

Medium: Raffia (2 ply, 2 twist)

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: height: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); diameter: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1653

Image: CUR.22.1653_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Dark brown. Hemispheric cap, the crown woven into circular ridged pattern, sides into large zig-zags. The two are divided by a border of small raised and tightly stacked triangular slices all around. Out of these come two long, narrow pendant "ears" on opposite sides, and two short, narrow appendages in front. Condition: good. Some small holes .

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