Artist:Kuba (Nkutshu subgroup)Ndengese
Medium: Raffia thread
Dates:late 19th or early 20th century
Dimensions: 5 15/16 x 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (15.1 x 22.5 x 22.5 cm)
Accession Number: 22.1641
Catalogue Description: Cylindrical hat with solid cylindrical topknot; flap like appendages, with one on either side, and two cordlike front pieces. Finely executed geometric relief pattern over surface. Condition: Good. Fibers are strong and knotted structure intact. Some wear on the raised surfaces of the knots (abraision?). Palm stem insert in hat is loose.