Bamileke Prestige Hat
11 ins. height x 10 ins. diameter (28 x 25.5 cm)
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
Good overall, has areas of damage and repair
The John Elliott Collection, NY circa 1970-1990