Aug 16, 2021
Aug 16, 2021

Pin (ndwong angwoong) for a Hat

Pin (ndwong angwoong) for a Hat

Early 1900s

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Metal

Educational Purchase Fund 1915.465.b

Location

Description

Stick pins were practical, securing a hat to a man's hair. They were also a way to display social status. The material, attachments, number, or placement of metal stick pins were all significant. The miniature bell on this pin gives it the name ndwong angwoong. It was placed so that the bells dangled over the wearer's forehead.

See also
Collection: 
African Art
Department: 
African Art
Type of artwork: 
Garment
Medium: 
Metal

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