Pin (ndwong angwoong) for Hat

early 1900s
Location: not on view
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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.
Pin (ndwong angwoong) for Hat

Pin (ndwong angwoong) for Hat

early 1900s

Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba-style maker

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