Possibly Kuba (Nkutshu subgroup). <em>Cap With Topknot and Side Extensions</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Raffia thread, 5 15/16 x 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (15.1 x 22.5 x 22.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1641. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1641_front_PS5.jpg)

Cap With Topknot and Side Extensions

Artist:Kuba (Nkutshu subgroup)Ndengese

Medium: Raffia thread

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 5 15/16 x 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (15.1 x 22.5 x 22.5 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1641

Image: CUR.22.1641_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Cylindrical hat with solid cylindrical topknot; flap like appendages, with one on either side, and two cordlike front pieces. Finely executed geometric relief pattern over surface. Condition: Good. Fibers are strong and knotted structure intact. Some wear on the raised surfaces of the knots (abraision?). Palm stem insert in hat is loose.

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