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: 2 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4768

The miniature sombrero style hat is made from horse hair wefts and plant fiber warps. It has colorless, pink, yellow and gold stripes. There is metal-wrapped thread on the brim and hatband.