Ceremonial cap - 2013.44.51_1


Ceremonial cap

Maker: Unidentified artist
Medium:Synthetic fibre
Geography: Bamenda, Cameroon
Date: 2011
14 x 23 cm
Object number: 2013.44.51
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the ROM Research Endowment Fund
Not on view
DescriptionKnit cap with round top with striped pattern on the sides and muticolored spiral pattern on the top. Caps such as this are commonly worn by family heads and title holders on official and ceremonial occasions. This cap was purchased in Georgina Musi's store on Ghana Street in the Nkwen area of Bamenda. The cap was not made by her, but was part of a stock that she purchases from various makers and sells with the traditional male ensembles that she embroiders.
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