Title: Hat (kupash)
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 Material Information
Title: Hat (kupash)
Physical Description: Fabric, glass beads, cowrie shells, cuprous metal (13.3 x 17.8 x 17.8cm)
Creator: Kuba People , 20th Century
Donor: McGalliard, Rod ( donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- Democratic Republic of Congo
 Notes
Abstract: This hat covered with beads and cowries, called kupash, is one of several types of hats worn in council meetings and ceremonies that reveal rank of the wearer. The beaded adornments of costly imported glass beads and cowrie shells, along with the copper dome on the top, are signs of wealth and high status. The beaded blue and white pattern on the base of this hat is called myeeng, representing fish scales, and is used on garments of royals and nobles.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083064
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Holding Location: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: 2003.40.8

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