About this object

Plain coloured, coil-made, plaited and knotted vegetal fibre cap, decorated with raised looped knots in bands around the cap. White, salt-like deposit on the cap. Distorted from long use.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Bakongo
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Central Africa: Republic of the Congo
  • Date made
    1883 before
  • Materials
    Fibre Plant
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of J. G. C. Harrison, 1883
  • Collector
    J G C Harrison
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa: Republic of the Congo
  • Date collected
    1883 before
  • Measurements
    70 mm x 170 mm x 170 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Cap of plaited fibre. "Caps from the Loango country made from fibre - you can tell the rank or position of the people by the caps they wear - which is regulated by ancient customs. " Presented by J.G.C. Harrison. Loango.
  • Related people
    J G C Harrison (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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