Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded headdress
  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • beaded headdress, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • leather, beading
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2803

The front of the cap-like leather headdress is decorated with two bands of black and white beaded triangles with a band of red between and white below. The remainder of the cap is covered in hair-like beaded fringes in red, white, and black solid beads and striped beads in combinations of those colors.