Bamileke Prestige Hat

Bamileke

Cameroon

11 ins. height x 10 ins. diameter (28 x 25.5 cm)

DESCRIPTION

A very rare and striking style of prestige hat from the Cameroon Grasslands features an openwork technique that resembles a geodesic dome.
The protrusions were created from small piece of wood wrapped in cotton crochet

CONDITION

Good overall, has areas of damage and repair

Provenance

The John Elliott Collection, NY circa 1970-1990

DATE

20th century

Dimensions

11 ins. height x 10 ins. diameter (28 x 25.5 cm)

PRICE

3500

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