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Zulu Hat 2

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Zulu Hat 2

Artist: Unknown Zulu Maker

Name: Woman’s Hat; isicholo, mid 20th century

Origin: Zulu people of South Africa

Made of: Plant fiber, metal, pigment (ochre?)

Dimensions: 17” diameter (43.2cm)

From: Gift of Dr. Oliver E. and Pamela F. Cobb, 2010

Accession no. 2010-02-021

Not presently on display

South Africa map

Description: This large wide circular hat is made of overlapping dyed plant fiber on a basketry foundation and colored red using an unidentified pigment. Married Zulu women wore hats like this on special occasions.