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Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat
Beautifully Decorated Kuba Hat

Beautifully Decorated Lega Hat 6″ – DRC – African Art

$275.00 $247.50

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This Lega hat was beautifully decorated with colorful buttons and raffia. It measures 6 inches tall, 18 inches including the raffia, and weighs 1 pound. This piece would make a wonderful addition to any home or collection. There are imperfections and wear and tear. Please inspect photos. Stand not included.

Type of Object

Hat

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Lega

Material

fabric, vegetable fiber and buttons

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

6" hat | 18" including raffia

Width

7"

Depth

7"

Weight

1 lb

Overall Condition

Some imperfections and wear and tear. See photos.

Tribe Information

About the Kuba People

“During the 16th century, the Kuba migrated from the north and settled between the Sankuru and Kasai Rivers. Today, they number 250,000 and are subdivided into a number of tribes – the Bushoong, the Ngeende, the Kete, the Lele, the Binji, The Dengese, the Mbuun and the wongo. Each clan pays tribute to the Nyim, the king of the Bushoong ruling clan, but their internal affairs are dealt with autonomously. The Bushoong king and his court lived in a closed palace, known as the Mushenge. The king was responsible for the wealth and fecundity of his people.

Each clan within the Kuba kingdom produced artistic objects with specific characteristics, but there are common stylistic features, including predilection for incised geometric decoration. Cups, zoomorphic divination instruments and boxes were produced throughout the realm.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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