This extremely scarce ritual hair piece was a garment produced by a class called
the "Chosen Women". They were to be worn by a priest during religious ceremonies
to call forth the vital forces of nature symbolized by hair. The headdress consists
of a double panel of (96) finely braided hair, woven together by a thin braided camelid
border of natural tan color. Size of inside frame is 25" tall by 20" across. Inca,
Cusco/Central Highlands regions, Peru. 1470-1532 Excellent condition.