The Image

For historian Beverly Chico, hats offer cultural, psychological and spiritual insights.

Publish Date: January 30, 2014

The Image

“Four of the five senses are in your head, and it’s through our senses that we interact with the world,” MSU Denver history Affiliate Professor Beverly Chico told The Denver Post in an October interview. Chico, author of “Hats and Headwear Around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia,” has a collection of more than 600 hats, including the silver Miao hat pictured here. “It’s through the face and head that emotions are expressed. So hats are one of the most important artifacts from around the world,” she said. Photo by: Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post.