Chief's Hat  misango mayaka
Yaka, Pende, or Suku people
DR Congo
Mid 20th century or earlier
Imported glass beads strung on cotton over a basketry foundation

Size: 27" wide x 11.5" depth x 7" high    (68.5 x 29 x 18 cm)

Very large "horns"  and with colors similar to the Belgian flag. Another hat of this type bearing the Belgian flag colors only at the tips is in the Dallas Museum of Art.



Chief's Hat Yaka Pende or SukuChief's Hat Yaka Pende or Suku