Beaded Prestige Hat/ Cap (Misango Mayaka) - Yaka, or Suku People, D.R.Congo
Beaded Prestige Hat/ Cap (Misango Mayaka) - Yaka, or Suku People, D.R.Congo
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Beaded Prestige Hat/ Cap (Misango Mayaka) - Yaka, or Suku People, D.R.Congo

$95.00 Reg. Price $595.00   You Save $500.00
Imported glass beads strung with cotton over a basketry frame

The material and design of this hat confer wealth, power and authority upon a chief. Throughout Africa, beads were once valuable objects of trade

As noted in Crowning Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head (Arnold et al, 1995) “Yaka chief’s hats from Zaire are examples of the Yaka borrowing leadership regalia from their Pende neighbors, who previously borrowed if from the Lunda”

Missing several beads, so it has been priced as is.
Width: 12" x Depth: 6 ˝" x Height: 4"

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