Flat topped hats, mpaan, are worn for ceremonies that display family wealth & unity, as well as funerals for high-ranking individuals and other important community events. Only women in the kingís entourage may be authorized to wear the mpaan. The mpaan serves as a base for the more elaborately beaded conical hat, the kupash.
Dimensions: 3" high by 7.75" wide by 4.75" deep 10" high including stand.
Ex Mina Wilkie Smith Collection