A man with the Vueltiao hat
Atanquez, Sierra Nevada, Colombia – 3 June 2010
A Colombian peasant wears the traditional vueltiao hat in the mountains of Sierra Nevada. The sombrero vueltiao is one of the symbols of Colombia. It is made out of a type of cane (caña flecha) that grows in the northern Caribbean region. The roots of making the hat can be found amongst the Indian tribes. Although it has been traditionally worn by villagers, it is also popular in the music scene of cumbia and vallenato.