The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 27, 2024

Pin for a Hat

Pin for a Hat

early 1900s
Location: not on view

Description

Titled Kuba men and prominent women wear the laket, a small ornate dome-shaped hat. An essential fashion item of adult men in good social standing, it focuses special attention on the head as a significant marker of individual identity, ethnic affiliation, status, and role in society. This prestige object is secured on the crown of the head with a large metal pin like this example that pierces through the hat onto a section of hair.
  • 1915-
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Nzewi, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Second Careers : Two Tributaries in African Art. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2019 Mentioned and reproduced: p. 19, fig. 4. ingallslibrary.on.worldcat.org
    Nzewi, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Second Careers : Two Tributaries in African Art. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2019 Mentioned and reproduced: p. 19, fig. 4. ingallslibrary.on.worldcat.org
  • Textiles from Sub-Saharan Africa. The Afro-American Cultural Center, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH (October 11-November 10, 1991).
  • {{cite web|title=Pin for a Hat|url=false|author=|year=early 1900s|access-date=27 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1915.466.b