Wari. <em>Four-Cornered Hat</em>, 650-1000. Cotton, reed, feathers, 6 11/16 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (17 x 14 x 14 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 41.228. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 41.228_overall_PS9.jpg)

Four-Cornered Hat


Medium: Cotton, reed, feathers

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Dimensions: 6 11/16 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (17 x 14 x 14 cm)


Accession Number: 41.228

Image: 41.228_overall_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Square-shaped hat of woven cotton cloth over a reed frame decorated with multicolored mosaic feather-work. The feathers were glued to thin bark or fiber cloth and cut precisely into the required shapes. Then they were glued to the fiber cloth stretched over the reed framework. The design consists of crested jaguar heads that alternate with step patterns and triangles contained in squares. The design on the top of the hat is four triangles with step frets within. Condition: good; some losses.

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