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-wrapped 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
Description

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.