tall white hats worn by many women in Cochabamba, then Bolivia's second largest
town. The hats were made from straw and painted with a slightly shiny water paint.
A black decorative ribbon was the finishing touch and according to my diary notes
'they were sold at numerous shops and in the market.' These hats were typical
of the warm subtropical valleys around Cochabamba but by the late 1970s the tradition
was dying out and now they have been replaced by a smaller, simple white hat worn
only by older women from the surrounding countryside. Traditional Spanish balconies
feature on the building in the background.
MPP Microflex Twin Lens Reflex with f 3.5 77.5mm Taylor Taylor Hobson lens Film
Kodak Verichrome Pan at F5.6 - 1/125 second. Developed by hand in La Paz, using
May and Baker Promicrol at normal dilution.
Bolivia 61/ 36 © Tony Morrison