Title: Chief's Hat
Material: Clay, metal, and fiber
People: Yaka, Suku, and Pende
Country: D.R. Congo
Description: Variations of the chiefís hat were worn
by the Yaka, Suku and Pende peoples
incorporating elements obtained by
barter. Hats such as this were worn
to display rank and status.
Dimensions: 9.5" high with 7" diameter
Provenance: Ex-Private Collection. Collected about 50 years ago by a Belgian living in the D.R. Congo.