Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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miniature hat
  • Mexico
  • miniature hat, late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • horse hair, plant fiber, metal thread, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 3 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 1/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4769

The miniature sombrero style hat is woven from horse hair and plant fiber. It is white with one wide dark yellow stripe. The outer edge of the brim has a band of possibly gold metallic thread. There is metal-wrapped thread on the brim and hatband.