- Museum number
Chief's cap (mafuka?); woven of fibre; dome-shaped cap woven with circular design at centre top, two criss-crossing zigzag lines woven on sides.
Height: 25 centimetres
Width: 15 centimetres
Depth: 15.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Christy Correspondence:
Letter, R D Darbishire/A W Franks, 232 May 1873
'A correspondent has sent me the following articles - which are not exactly in my line. Would you like to have them, or any of them?
[scull cap of black string...from St Salvador, Congo interior] ...
'Some 'Mafuka caps' from Cabenda, - a sort of night-cap-shaped piece of fine knitted or netted work (like crotchet work) of pale yellow cotton. They are said to be worn by the Mafukas or Ministers of the King; - who must have very little heads...'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Af1873C1.8071 (old CDMS no.)