X96.3.9 Beaded cap

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Beaded cap
Yoruba peoples
Cloth, glass beads, thread, plant fiber, cordage
H: 43 cm, W: 25.5 cm, D: 3 cm (H: 16.9 in, W: 10.0 in, D: 1.1 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Museum Purchase. X96.3.9


The ubiquitous interlace descends or rises on the right side. Note the zigzags on the front and rear vertical panels.

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 265