TopMenu

Chupalla

Traditional Chilean horseman’s hat

chupalla hatsThe Chupalla is a traditional Chilean horseman’s hat made of straw that many people in rural areas of Central Chile wear. The Chupalla is often used when dancing a Chilean folk dance called the Cueca and during Chilean rodeos.

The name Chupalla comes from achupalla a local name given to a bromelia plant that was used to made Chupallas.

Today chupallas are made of various types of straw including rice and wheat.