X96.3.10 Beaded cap

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Beaded cap
Yoruba peoples
Glass beads, plant fiber, cotton cloth, cotton thread
H: 23 cm, W: 17.5 cm, D: 24 cm (H: 9.0 in, W: 6.8 in, D: 9.4 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Museum Purchase. X96.3.10


Interlace, British style crown design on bishop’s miter shape with osu (tuft) at top in the form of ado (gourd).

Source: Drewal, H., Mason, J. (1998). “Beads, Body, and Soul – Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 211