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Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Camelid fiber
  • Place Made: South Coast, Peru
  • DATES 600-1000 C.E.
    PERIOD Middle Horizon Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/2 x 7 1/16in. (14 x 18cm)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Eugene Schaefer
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Four-cornered hat probably worn by an adult male and constructed of camelid fiber knotting with inserted pile which has been cut; there is a tubular hem approximately 5 cm. deep with yarn fuzz (NK). Design: birds (AR). Each of the four sides is divided into four squares with a bird in each square. The yarn colors employed are red, green, blue, white, yellow and brown. There are four red and dark brown tassels, one on each corner, and the central part of the crown is constructed of yellow/tan colored knotted camelid fiber.
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