Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Fulani maker
  • hat, 1980
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • plant fiber, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 28 x 50 x 55 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 11 x 19 5/8 x 21 5/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0237

Tiered, conical hat made of woven plant fibers. The top has a small opening. The plant fibers are both left their natural light brown and dyed shades of brown from medium to dark as well as pale red and green. The fibers along the rim are dark green and there is a loop on one side for hanging the hat on a wall. The woven patterns are linear and geometric.