Traditional "Montera" Woman's Hat from Tarabuco Bolivia

$ 175.00

#591 Rare "Montera" or Woman's Hat from the Yampara Quechua town of Tarabuco located in the Department of Chusquisaca, Bolivia. The boat-shape may be of European influence. The stiff but foldable brim is fully decorated with trim including rickrack, sequins, and couched silver tread floral designs as well as other embroidery. The top decoration of tufted yarns has three coins attached; mid 20th Century; in fairly good condition with light soiling; 16" side to side; 14" back to front; p 117 Costume as Communication; p 19, 50 Weaving Traditions of Highland Bolivia 


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