Kuba Hat (MW66) - D.R. Congo
Kuba Hat (MW66) - D.R. Congo
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Kuba Hat (MW66) - D.R. Congo

$345.00
Title: Kuba Hat
Material: Raffia, cotton, cowrie shells, glass beads & chicken feathers
People: Kuba
Country: D.R. Congo

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

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