Kuba. <em>Headdress</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Cowrie shell, fiber, wood, 13 3/4 x 13 3/8 in.  (34.9 x 34.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1443. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1443_front_PS5.jpg)



Medium: Cowrie shell, fiber, wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 13 3/8 in. (34.9 x 34.0 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1443

Image: CUR.22.1443_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Headdress of cowrie shells and blue and white beads sewn to a raffia-hide backing. The top is a cone-like configuration with three pendant tassels. There are two chin bands. There is a wide semi-circular shelf extending from the sides around the back. Condition: very good. One pendant tassel broken off, a few missing cowries, and a hole in raffia at left side.

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