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wasa watana (hat or hair ornament)
  • Peru
  • wasa watana (hat or hair ornament), 2009
  • Where object was made: Cuzco region, Peru
  • wool, beads, dyeing, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 144 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width: 56 11/16 x 3 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0156

Long narrow woven strip, split into large tassel decorations at the end. The woven portion is light brown with purple and pink chevrons, and a black border with white beads at semi-regular intervals. The beads are more common at the loose ends, extending into the tassels.