:) White for unmarried men, red for hitched…

Did you know that on the tiny Taquile Island in Lake Titicaca (on the border of Peru and Bolivia), you can quickly figure out who’s OPP without sneaking sidelong glances at ring fingers.  It’s all on the head, in the form of bright, complexly patterned hat called chullos, topped with a tassel and a pom-pom.  Men wearing knitted white hats are unmarried; read means they’re hitched.   And just to be crystal clear, if a man is single, the tassel dangles behind the head, and if he’s single and looking to mingle, the tassel hangs to the side.


Source:  2007 Calendar “Stitch ‘n bitch”



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