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Cattle Herder's Hat

Artist/Maker: Fulani people (Ghana, Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea-Conakry)

Date: collected between 1960-1973
Medium: raffia, leather and dye
Overall: 8 1/2 x 8 x 15 1/4 in. (21.6 x 20.3 x 38.7 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Gift of Professor and Mrs. Robert R. Ferens
Object number: 91.0474.98
DescriptionBasketry hats in this shape are made and worn widely in the Sahel. The amount of leather embellishment is a social statement.
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