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knitted wool mask
  • Peru
  • knitted wool mask, late 1800s–1969
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • wool yarn, knitting, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 30 x 27 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 13/16 x 10 5/8 in
  • Gift of Julian Holtzman
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6698

The stocking cap-like hat covers the face but has appropriate openings for the face. It is black with a white top. There is a white band near the top, and two white bands around the neck. The face is also black with white diamond outlines on the forehead and on each cheek. The eyeholes, nose hole, and mouthhole are all edged in white.