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Africa | Chief's hat from the Ekonda people of DR Congo | Bast fiber, applied brass disks | Early 20th century

A work from the collections of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums of San Francisco, CA.

. R. Congo, Ekonda plaited plant fiber, dyed dark brown, conical shaped, set with 13 rings, a brass disc attached to the front, fixed by plant fiber and decorated with punched ornaments; the hat is worn by "nkumu" and "longomo" initiates. H: 36 cm H: 14.2 inch Literature Biebuyck, Daniel P., Abbeele van den, Nelly, The Power of Headdresses, Brüssel 1984, p. 96 f., ill. 44

. R. Congo, Ekonda plaited plant fiber, dyed dark brown, conical shaped, set with 13 rings, a brass disc attached to the front, fixed by plant fiber and decorated with punched ornaments; the hat is worn by "nkumu" and "longomo" initiates. H: 36 cm H: 14.2 inch Literature Biebuyck, Daniel P., Abbeele van den, Nelly, The Power of Headdresses, Brüssel 1984, p. 96 f., ill. 44

Ekonda Botolo Hat, DR Congo

Tiered hat with brass discs (botolo). Ekonda peoples, Democratic Republic of Congo Coiled basketry and brass discs

Hat (botolo)  Ekonda peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hat (botolo) Ekonda peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo

March 09 2017 at 08:43PM from shewhoworshipscarlin

Chief's hat, late century Democratic Republic of Congo, Ekonda people Bast fiber; coiling, applied brass disk 32 x 23 cm x 9 in.

Ekonda Botolo Hat, DR Congo

Ekonda Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chief's Hat (Botolo)

Hat, Ekonda, The Congo [Saw the consistency in another item, love the design]

Hat, Ekonda, The Congo [Saw the consistency in another item, love the design]

Ekonda  Democratic Republic of the Congo   Chief's Hat (Botolo), Early 20th century              Fiber and copper alloy    49.5 x 24.1 cm (19 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)        Arnold Crane Endowment, 1995.196              African Art and Indian Art of the Americas               Gallery 137

Ekonda Democratic Republic of the Congo Chief's Hat (Botolo), Early century Fiber and copper alloy x cm x 9 in.) Arnold Crane Endowment, African Art and Indian Art of the Americas Gallery 137

Ekonda Botolo Hat, DR Congo

Ekonda Botolo, Tiered hats woven from raffia or other vegetal fiber were worn by Ekonda chiefs on important occasions. Botolo come in a variety of forms with projections that may be horizontal or angle upwards.

Sengele, DR Congo: A Prestige Hat 'Botolo', with round brass plate.

Sengele, DR Congo: A Prestige Hat 'Botolo', with round brass plate.

Chief’s Hat (botolo)  Circa. Early 20th century  Culture: Ekonda peoples  Origin: The Democratic Republic of Congo  Materials: Plant fibre, brass, fur, and fibrous cord. Measurement: h. 45.00 cm. Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Tag: Fowler at Fifty Accession Number: X425.6  © 2017 Fowler Museum

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Fowler in Focus, African Basketry Art, Thinking Outside the Basket; Ekonda Peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo; made before 1935

Africa | Hat with Disc ("Botolo") from the Sengele peoples of DR Congo | 20th century | Fiber and metal.

Sengele peoples Creation Place/Dates: Democratic Republic of the Congo, century Title: Hat with Disc ("Botolo") Medium: Fiber and metal Dimensions: 24 in.

DMA Dallas Museum of Art ekonda

DMA Dallas Museum of Art ekonda

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