Bambada Cap

A Bambada, meaning crocodile mouth, hat, from the north of Sierra Leone, used by peoples such as the Limba or Kuranko. This example is made from brown cloth, which has been embroidered with a geometric design, in white, black, green, blue, yellow, and red, cotton.

Further Information

  • Type: Regalia, Costume, dress
  • Object: Bambada Cap
  • Materials: Textile
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: 360mm [L] x 230mm [W]
  • Production Date: Pre 1943
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Alice Byrne
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1943.2.9

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