Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Peru
  • hat, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • plant fiber, cloth, string, paint?
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13.5 x 23 x 24 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 9 1/16 x 9 7/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. and Celia Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4913

The white hat has a flat topped crown and turned up brim. The hat is woven plant fiber covered with a hard white paint. There is a wide black cloth band with black flowers woven into the design. It has a large bow with three pairs of loops stitched in place on one side going up the side of the crown and onto the top.