Medium: Cloth, pigment, wicker, fiber
Dates:early 20th century
Dimensions: 31 1/2 x 8 1/16 x 7 1/16 in. (80 x 20.4 x 18 cm)
Museum Location: 5H7-4D
Accession Number: 1992.133.1
Catalogue Description: Fiber mask; Angola. Headdress construction composed of a cap in an inverted basket form with a very finely hand-knotted net-like textile stitched to rim of base in front. Basket unit has 3 vertical extensions rising from crown, central one having a cylindrical bulge at center. Frontal veil terminates in triangular form at base. Has eye holes and long strands of plaited fiber coils attached around perimeter. Colors; white, black, brown. CONDITION: Extrememely fragile. Major tear in center of facial netting. Disintegration of fiber coils around perimeter, many of which are frayed, broken or missing. See E. Pearlstein Cons. Report.