Woman with Black Hat, Cusco, Peru

Woman with Black Hat, Cusco, Peru

Women and girls can be found all over Peru, wearing myriad styles of hats denoting their wealth, the culture of their region or group and even their marital status. The kind of hat seen here looks more like a typical gentleman's hat, but I saw it wherever I traveled in Peru. I was told by women in the markets that the color denoted the woman's marital status - married, widowed, divorced, single. Take a look at other colors and styles below.