Basketry Cap for Chief
Arts of Africa
late 19th century
7 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (17.8 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Kuba (Nkutshu subgroup). Basketry Cap for Chief, late 19th century. Raffia, 7 x 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (17.8 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1607. Creative Commons-BY
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Raffia basketry cap. Knot shaped ornament at top. Two projections in front and two pendant pieces at sides. Worn by chief (Kfumi). Colors are natural dark tan.
Condition: good. Fibers strong and flexible with minimal shedding. Knotted structure intact. Some wear on inside raised surfaces, possibly from abraision. Palm stem insert firmly in place.
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