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Hat - Copper, Plant fibre - Botolo - Ekonda - Congo DRC - Asian African Art
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Hat – Copper, Plant fibre – Botolo – Ekonda – Congo DRC


Object Hat
Ethnic group: Botolo, Ekonda
Country: DR Congo
Material: Copper, Plant Fibre
Period: Mid 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 37x20x20 cm
Weight: 500 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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This interesting hat is a rare handwoven hat in a layered conical form. The tiered​ hat is woven​ from vegetal fibres worn by Ekonda chiefs. Such wickerwork hats come from a number of contiguous groups living in the Congo Basin region, especially among the Ekonda, Ntumba, Bolia, Sengele and Sakata. Such wicker hats were known as Botolo, and they were worn by leaders, initiates and diviners as part of ornaments and also as symbols of status. It has one copper attached to the hat.