Arts of Africa
late 19th century
height: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); diameter: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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.
This item is not on view
Possibly Kongo. Basketry Cap, 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)
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