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Object Number:AF1582
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bankutu
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:365 - Other Number

Description

Brown; tightly woven cap; twenty-one large vertical pleats around 3/4 of cap; front of cap is decorated with zigzags and two rows, one on top of the other, of smaller pleats; the top of the cap is decorated with five crocheted circles spiraling towards the center; 7 1/2 cm high cylindrical piece protrudes from crown, decorated with a zigzag pattern.

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