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Collection Online as of July 24, 2024

Pin (ndwong angwoong) for Hat

Pin (ndwong angwoong) for Hat

early 1900s
Location: not on view


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.
  • F. M. Rapp (1915)
  • {{cite web|title=Pin (ndwong angwoong) for Hat|url=false|author=|year=early 1900s|access-date=24 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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