Arts of Africa
Raffia (2 ply, 2 twist)
late 19th century
height: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); diameter: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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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Kuba (Nkutshu subgroup). Basketry Cap, 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)
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