Woven Fibre Hat
Country Of Origin
19th/early 20th century
20.3 x 16.5 cms (8 x 6.5 ins)
Small area of damage. See detail picture
Finely crocheted fiber hat worn by the Bali, a small tribe in the Central Grasslands. A group of similar hats is in the American Museum of Natural History, New York that were collected in 1898. Possibly a precursor to the cotton crocheted hats of Cameroon.