Basketwork Hat

A basketwork hat. It has a flat shape, with a rim and two loops at the crown, plaited with string. It has two tassels hanging from the sides. This hat was worn by a man in Kolahum Bande Country . This may refer to modern day Kailahun, in the south-east of Sierra Leone.

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Further Information

  • Type: Costume, dress
  • Object: Basketwork Hat
  • Materials: Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Mende
  • Dimensions: 40mm x 300mm x 25mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1891
  • Associated Places: Kolahun Bande Country; Kailahun
  • Associated People: Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector)
  • Museum: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Accession Number: BMAG:R3483/102

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