Made in Peru, this striped knitted face mask with contrasting eyebrows and face is a perfect blend of tradition and fashion.
It comes in various styles, including rainbow stripes or a combination of solid colors and thin rainbow stripes. The mask is designed to be pulled over the head and features openings for the eyes, nose, and mouth. This type of mask is called a "waq'ollos" in Quechua, a local dialect in Peru. It is traditionally worn during the Peruvian Festival of Qoyllur Riti, also known as the "Lord of the Snow Star" ceremonies. It can also be worn on the slopes or in the snow.
The mask measures 13 inches long by 9.5 inches wide when laid flat, and is designed to fit most faces.
An exquisitely and heavily hand-beaded Q'ero ch'ullo or hat. Hand knit of colorful wool and hand beaded with white glass beads. Embellished with multiple brightly colored tassels. This type of hat is worn by the Q'ero for special feast days and ceremonies. Peruvian Fair Trade.