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The Mangbetu coiffure: A story of cars, hats, branding, and appropriation

Victoria Rose Pass

Victoria Rose Pass is Assistant Professor of Art History at Salisbury University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design History Beyond the Canon

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...In 1924, George Specht photographed a woman named Nobosodru (Figure 10.1). She was a member of the Mangbetu—a group of people living in what was formerly called Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo—and the wife of King Touba...