Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Bolivia
  • hat, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Bolivia
  • cotton, glass, crocheting, beading
  • Object Height/Width: 47 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width: 18 1/2 x 7 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5148

The conical crocheted hat was probably white, originally. There are two semicircular earflaps at the bottom. There are two tightly crocheted bands with letters in yellow beads, that spell UN RECUERDO A MI IJO. The portion between the bands has a lacy openwork design, as do the earflaps. There is a short tassel at the top and a longer tassel at the back.