Authentic Tribally Used Ekonda Hat – Botolo – D.R. Congo

Handwoven hat in a layered conical form; vegetal fibres, copper disk natural colors. Cm. 36,5 high (6.69″); bottom diameter cm. 18,7 (7.09″).

These hats were known as Botolo, and they were worn by leaders, initiates and diviners as part of ornaments and also as symbols of status. Such wickerwork hats come from a number of contiguous groups living in the Congo Basin region, especially among the Ekonda, Ntumba, Bolia, Sengele and Sakata. Good condition with traces of wear and tear.


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Weight2020 g