Raffia Cap

An unusual woven raffia, or basketry, conical cap, or hat. The outside is covered in raffia bristles, layered in dark and light brown stripes. It is adorned with strips of leather, fastened with leather-covered buttons.

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Further Information

  • Type: Costume, dress
  • Object: Raffia Cap
  • Materials: Vegetable, organic fibre, Leather, animal skin
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: 200mm [H] x 340mm [D]
  • Production Date: Pre 1909
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Emil Torday
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1909.1210.13

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