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1925

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1957

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Man's Hat (laket) (Democratic Republic of the Congo), 19th–early 20th century

This is a Man's hat (laket). It is dated 19th–early 20th century and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is raffia and its technique is simple looping over a foundation element. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 14 x 15.9 cm (5 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Man's Hat (laket) (Democratic Republic of the Congo), 19th–early 20th century; raffia; H x diam.: 14 x 15.9 cm (5 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.); Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund; 1957-110-12

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