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Man's skull-cap (chechia) made of wool, mottled beige colour.
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- Many processes are involved in the manufacture of chechias. Initially women knit baggy hats, these are then fulled (washed in hot water, rotated and pressed) by men to shrink them and to compress the wool. They are then carded to raised the nap (pile). Finally, they may be dyed and while still damp are shaped into skull-caps on a pottery last.
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- This collection was given by the donor in memory of her late sister, Annette, to whom they had belonged.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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