- Museum number
Chief's cap (mafuka?); woven of fibre; dome-shaped cap woven with iopenwork circular design at centre top, two criss-crossing zigzag lines woven on sides.
Height: 22.80 centimetres
Width: 18 centimetres
Depth: 14.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Christy Correspondence:
Letter R D Darbishire/A W Franks, 23 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 - St Salvador, Congo interior]
Some 'Makufa 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: Af1873C1.8072 (old CDMS no.)