Tufted Grass Hat

A conical hat, made from coiled natural fibre. The outside of the hat is covered in loose pieces of grass, held in place by strips of red leather. This was originally part of the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum collection, originally acquired at Stevens Auction Rooms, London, in 1905. It was acquired by the British Museum in 1954.

Further Information

  • Type: Costume, dress
  • Object: Tufted Grass Hat
  • Materials: Vegetable, organic fibre, Leather, animal skin
  • Culture Group: Soso
  • Dimensions: 200mm [H] x 320mm [D]
  • Production Date: Pre 1954
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Wellcome Historical Medical Museum
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1954.23.3282

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