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Cameroon Porcupine Dance Tunic with Hat

Tribe Dynasty

Kaka people

Country Of Origin

Cameroon

Region

Grasslands

Date

20th century

Size

59 x 95 cms (23¼ x 37½ ins)

Materials

Porcupine quilles, raffia

Technique

Woven with applied quills and knotted fiber fringe

Condition

Good condition

This intriguing and dramatic tunic is completely covered in porcupine quills, front and back. The quills are attached to a woven fibre base. These tunics worn to dance either by hunters or warriors preparing to go forth. This accompanying cap is made of crocheted fibre decorated with cowrie shells and two rows of porcupine quills; one on top with full quills, one underneath with cut quills.

Price

Reserved

Reference No

1365

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