Men's Cap (Laket) - Kuba People - Congo (#2)
After a period of seclusion and
instruction in the forest initiation
camp, the initiates are presented
to the community in festive dances
as adult members of society. On
these occasions they wear long
woven raffia skirts, and the small
conical hat (laket) designates
their newly achieved adult status.
For special occasions the wearing
of the laket is still imperative. The
cap is worn on the crown of the
head and is held in place with a
metal hat pin.
5"H x 7"W