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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1970
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photograph depicts man wearing traditional barkcloth 'nogi'. "The main item of men's clothing was the 'nogi', a piece of barkcloth wrapped between and around the legs and held in place at the waist with a belt." "Mangbetu hats combine basketry with feathers in various ways. Most hats were made to be purely ornamental, but some had special meani...