White rounded women's felt bowler or derby hat. Has a black stripe around the top and a wide white ribbon around the top as well, forming a bow. The hat is stiff and smells heavily of mothballs or some other chemical. The description states: "White derby wool hat. The women wore derbys, usually of black or brown, so white would have been for special occasions such as a fiesta"
General Note: Found with Aymara artifacts, which were collected from Aymara households in the rural Altiplano countryside in the Department of Puno in Southern Peru. They were collected in the 1960s from Aymara Friends church, in the Juli, Ilave, and Ilave Penninsula areas of Peru
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