Titleholder's hatArtist(s)KubaArtist NationalityKuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style)Object Creation Datecirca 1900Medium & Supportraffia fiberDimensions
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)Credit LineGift of Marc Leo Felix, BrusselsSubject 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.Primary Object Classification Costume and Costume Accessories Primary Object TypehatCollection AreaAfricanRights
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