Embroidered Festival Hat
Peruvian hat made of felt bowler style with the brim pushed down. The surface of felt is almost completely cover with polychrome embroidery The embroidered motifs are mostly farm related like fruit, birds and fish and the work, done with a manually operated sewing machine is still quite remarkable. Worn by women of the village of Chivay.
Circa: Mid 20th century
Origin: Chivay Peru
Material: Felt with cotton embroidery
Condition: Some fading to top. One small stain. Good
Dimensions: 7" x 12" x 12"
Inventory number: WR3760