Materials: Natural raffia fibers, pigment, buttons, shells and elephant tail hair.
Country: D.R. Congo
The surface decorations reveal that this hat would
have been worn by a person of the highest
ranking in the Bwami association. The high level
initiates identify with the elephants because
of the animalís calm appearance; if disturbed,
however, the elephant explodes in ferocious
#MW63 - Ex Mina Wilkie Smith Collection
Dimensions: 14.5" high by 7" diameter 19" high including stand.