Man’s Cap (laket) (Democratic Republic of the Congo), late 19th–early 20th century

Conical raffia hat with four lobes at the lower edge, each with with a large rust-colored pompom. The hat is formed of simple looping over a foundation element, with longer stitches forming an inverted triangle of twill ornament on each scallop. Three rows of raffia cord are stitched around the bottom using buttonhole stitch.

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