African Tribal Art - Chief's Hat, Pende people, D.R. Congo

Home | African Tribal Art Gallery
Click on images below for larger photos

Chief's Hat, Pende people, D.R. Congo


Chief's hat
Pende tribe, D.R. Congo
Fiber, mud, coins, beads, string

6.5" (16.5 cm) diameter
Early 20th century
#
8047

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.


$
1700
$1300


Chief's Hat, Pende people, D.R. Congo, top view
Chief's Hat, Pende people, D.R. Congo, inside

Home | African Tribal Art Gallery

back to top