Vicugna

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1 1996.30.0006 Cap Knitted in dark brown with cream and gray pattern motifs. Ear flaps have two motifs like backward "N". This motif is repeated on two stripes on cap. Between those two stripes is a row of alpacas or alpacas facing right. Edges finished with chain stitch. Tassels on ear flaps. These traditional hats are worn to keep the inhabitants of the Andes Mountains warm and Alpaca wool is a large resource. This hat appears to have been washed in too hot of water which caused the wool to felt and the hat to shrink. There is hand stitching in what appears to be a repair on one of the ear flaps.
2 1996.30.5 Hat Stocking cap with earflaps in various shades of brown, plus cream. Earflaps have bird motif in cream color. Main part of cap has Alpacas in cream, with dark brown stripe both above and below. Dark brown stripe has geometric motif resembling the letter "N". Top of cap and ear flaps have short knitted strings. Exterior edges finished with cream-colored chain stitch. These traditional hats are worn to keep the inhabitants of the Andes Mountains warm and Alpaca wool is a large resource. 1996.30.5 (Hat) image