Prestige cap (mpwa)
- Suku peoples
- 20th–mid 20th century
Despite its simple design and modest decoration, this knotted cap was considered to be a powerful charm that protected the chief from malevolent forces. Rules had to be observed regarding when it could be removed and by whom—generally the chief’s first wife.
Roslyn A. Walker, African Headwear: Beyond Fashion, Label text, 2011.