Cap - 2013.44.52_2



Maker: Unidentified maker
Geography: Bamenda, Cameroon
Date: 2011
18 x 23 cm
Object number: 2013.44.52
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the ROM Research Endowment Fund
Not on view
DescriptionBlack knit cap with circular top. The top has a thick spiral motif decoration and the sides are knitted to form three bands of openwork stitches. Caps such as this are commonly worn by family heads and title holders when out in public and for 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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