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palm leaf fiber tegia (hat)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • palm leaf fiber tegia (hat), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern or Northern Kordofan), Sudan
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11.5 x 40 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 15 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3065

The round hat was woven from strips of palm leaf fiber. The crown is relatively large and rounded and the brim curves up slightly. The weave has a ridge that spirals from the top of the hat to the edge of the brim. It is a light natural color.

It was primarily used by male Nuba farmers. They were made by women using the same ten strand braid as the mats.