|Collection:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Date:||6th-10th century CE|
|Place:||Bolivia or Peru|
|Keywords:||garment, fashion, man|
|Source:||Bequest of Arthur M. Bullowa, 1993|
|Object web link:||http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/316978?sortBy=Relevance&when=A.D.+500-1000&ft=dress&offset=0&rpp=100&pos=99|
Four-cornered hats were prestigious symbols in Wari and Tiwanaku societies. Worn by high-status men, they were decorated with geometric designs and stylized images depicting anthropomorphic figures, animals, and plants central in Wari and Tiwanaku religions. Four-cornered hats are characterized by a square top and pointed tips sometimes adorned with tassels.