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Titleholder’s hat


Artwork Details

Titleholder’s hat
circa 1900
raffia fiber
6 7/8 in x 7 1/16 in x 7 1/16 in (17.5 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm);6 7/8 in x 7 1/16 in x 7 1/16 in (17.5 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm)
Gift of Marc Leo Felix, Brussels

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

Kuba hats often served as symbols of prestige. The geometric patterns on this hat are similar to the geometric patterns found on Kuba textile, basketry, sculpture, and female body scarifications.

Physical Description:

Dome-shaped cap with two elongated flaps symmetrically opposed on each side of the cap. There is a circular pattern on the top of the hat and the sides are decorated with geometric patterns resembling chevrons.

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