Possibly Aymara. <em>Festival Hat</em>, 18th century. Repoussé silver plaques on velvet, glass beads, wire, 4 15/16 x 13 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (12.5 x 33.7 x 33.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 41.1275.274c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.1275.274c_PS9.jpg)

Festival Hat

Artist:Aymara

Medium: Repoussé silver plaques on velvet, glass beads, wire

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Dates:18th century

Dimensions: 4 15/16 x 13 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (12.5 x 33.7 x 33.7 cm)

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Accession Number: 41.1275.274c

Image: 41.1275.274c_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Silver hat, part of a ceremonial costume consisting of a jacket and knee breeches which are in the collection of the Industrial design lab. High rounded crown and circular brim. Damasked purplish red velvet with floral pattern is under silver ornament. Lining of the hat is orange and white printed cotton flannel. The silver designs consist of vase and flowers, cornucopia, birds, elephant and dogs, strawberries, lion, chicken, moon, sun, church, llamas, mermaids playing mandolins etc. Streamers of silver chain hang down the back.

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