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The bowler hat and the apple bag (Explore)

Um chapéu de coco e um saco de maçãs - Cusco, Peru.

Explore #337 - 23/03/2012

 

Thanks for the textures: Kerstin Frank, osolev, Skeletalmess and JoesSistah

  

Bowler hats have been worn by Quechua and Aymara women in Peru and Bolivia since the 1920s when a shipment of bowler hats was reportedly sent from Europe to Bolivia via Peru, for use by Europeans working on the construction of the railroads.

The hats were found to be too small and were distributed to locals.

 

O chapéu de coco tem sido usado pelas mulheres Quechua e Aymara desde a década de 1920, quando um carregamento de chapéus-coco terá sido enviado da Europa para a Bolívia via Peru, destinado aos europeus que trabalhavam na construção das ferrovias.

Como os chapéus eram demasiado pequenos acabaram por ser distribuídos à população local .

 

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Taken on August 17, 2011