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Chief's hat,
Pende tribe, D.R. Congo.
Fiber, mud, coins, beads, string.
6.5" (16.5 cm) diameter.
Early 20th century.

These 'seeds' are made of small bundles of fiber dipped in mud and affixed to a spiral stitched string  ...
Chief's hat,
Pende tribe, D.R. Congo.
Fiber, mud, coins, beads, string.
6.5" (16.5 cm) diameter.
Early 20th century.

These 'seeds' are made of small bundles of fiber dipped in mud and affixed to a spiral stitched string  ...
Chief's hat,
Pende tribe, D.R. Congo.
Fiber, mud, coins, beads, string.
6.5" (16.5 cm) diameter.
Early 20th century.

These 'seeds' are made of small bundles of fiber dipped in mud and affixed to a spiral stitched string  ...
Chief's hat, Pende tribe, d.r. Congo. Fiber, mud, coins, beads, string. 6.5" (16.5 cm) diameter. Early 20th century. These 'seeds' are made of small bundles of fiber dipped in mud and affixed to a spiral stitched string base. Exhibited in "Hair in African Art and Culture" at the Museum for African Art in 2000. Ex Pace Primitive.
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