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2011/44/20 Chullo hat, wool, maker unknown, Peru, 1953-2001. Click to enlarge.

Chullo hat from Peru

The chullo is a traditional type of Peruvian hat characterised by its wool material and ear flaps (with either a peaked or rounded top). They were made and worn to protect against the colder weather conditions typical of the Andes using the wool of native South American llamas and alpacas, and also sheep. The popularity of chullos have extended beyond Peru and are fashionably worn throughout other Western countries, especially as part of snow apparel.

This knitted woollen cap forms part of …


Object No.


Object Statement

Chullo hat, wool, maker unknown, Peru, 1953-2001

Physical Description

Chullo hat, knitted, wool, maker unknown, Peru, 1953-2001

Peaked woollen hat with ear flaps which features a brightly coloured pattern of dancing boys and girls.


No marks.



500 mm


235 mm


Credit Line

Gift of Peter Crocker, 2011

Acquisition Date

10 July 2011

Cite this Object


Chullo hat from Peru 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 30 March 2023, <>


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