Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cloth hat
  • unknown Zulu maker
  • cloth hat, 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: South Africa
  • cloth, leather, pigment, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11.43 x 45.72 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 18 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.012

Hat that has a small opening at the bottom, then flares out dramatically to a large flat disc shape. The opening is made from leather and the body of the hat is made from woven cloth, and there is a braid of cloth that starts at the center of the top and wraps around the edge, to the bottom. The entire cloth area is thickly coated in bright orange pigment.