29 May 2001
A FINE HUARI WOOL HAT
The woven wool and cotton base with four cut pile panels each with a figure flanked by smaller stylised figures in colours on a red ground, four cylindrical painted striped projections above
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Lapiner (A. Pre-Columbian Art of South America, New York, 1976, p.248, Pl.573) illustrates six pile caps from the collection of Arthur M. Bullowa, which show the variety of decoration and forms to be found in these rare headpieces.
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