Cap (Kofia ya Kiua)
Arts of Africa
Cotton cloth, thread
late 19th century
height: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); diameter: 7 in. (17.8 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Swahili. Cap (Kofia ya Kiua), late 19th century. Cotton cloth, thread, height: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); diameter: 7 in. (17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1608. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1608_front_PS5.jpg)
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Possibly embroidered and quilted. Colors are possibly natural and indigo blue.
Condition: Poor, many small holes, dark blue yarn exposed in places. The fibers are weak as a result of use and age related deterioration. The structure is intact, though the bottom edge is thin and fragile. There was a large split at the top center with loss of fabric.
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