Chief’s Hat, D.R. Congo

Chief’s Hat  misango mayaka
Yaka, Pende, or Suku people,
DR Congo
Mid 20th century or earlier
Imported glass beads strung on cotton over a basketry foundation
Size: 27″ wide x 11.5″ depth x 7″ high    (68.5 x 29 x 18 cm)

Very large “horns”  and with colors similar to the Belgian flag. Another hat of this type bearing the Belgian flag colors only at the tips is in the Dallas Museum of Art.

Price on request

Berkeley, CA