Title: Beaded Coronet (orikogbofo)
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Title: Beaded Coronet (orikogbofo)
Physical Description: Imported glass beads, cotton cloth, plant fibers 6 1/2 x 8 x 8 in. (16.5 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Creator: Yoruba People , 20th Century
Donor: McGalliard, Rod ( donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- Nigeria
 Notes
Abstract: Headpieces of this type, termed orikogbofo, are worn by ranking individuals among the Yoruba or by sacred chiefs. While the floral motifs are derived from European influences, the overall resemblance to a Fez and the interlocking motifs can be attributed to early Muslim presence in Yoruba lands. On the rising peak of the hat, inverted heart shapes may represent leaves used for medicinal purposes. The chief would have worn this type of hat during meetings with Muslim groups.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083057
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: 2002.39.7

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