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hat with earflaps
  • Peru
  • hat with earflaps, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 15.5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 1/8 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mary E. Snyder
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6517

The conical hat is woven from yarn. It has a red tip and decorative bands from the top in: blue and yellow blocks, a sawtooth pattern in bright pink and green, black and yellow, blocks of white and green, blocks of white and bright pink, blocks of blue and white, a sawtooth pattern in bright pink and green, red and yellow, solid blue, orange and white vertical stripes, and green and brown vertical stripes. The ear flaps are done in the same colors with tassels of yarn in yellow, blue, and orange. One is longer yarn in orange with a yellow tassel or blue with an orange tassel. The tassel at the top of the hat is orange, dark blue, and yellow.