This is one of the neatest hats I've ever found.
It appears to be hand-made, and is incredibly intricate in its design. I'm having trouble deciding quite when it was made and for what purpose - it's rather similar to Turkish and Ottoman-style hats from the early 1900s, but I can't say for sure that this is what it is. It may also have been part of a later costume. The basic material is a sort of nubby rust-red color. The interior is a natural color, perhaps muslin. It appears to have three layers in its construction; the outer tapestry-like layer, the interior white layer, and another one where the silver decorations have been sewn in. It features very intricate stitching in various colors - mostly green and orange, with some blue thrown in - and beautiful, tiny beads sewn into the pattern. It also has wonderful silver 'medallions' sewn into the inside of the hat, and left to show through. There is no interior structure; it has shape only due to the manner of stitching it together.
Condition: very good vintage condition. I can't find a thing wrong with it, perhaps a stray loose thread or two, but no stains, holes, or other damage. Just very nice.
Measurements: it measures approximately 6" wide and 6" long, and about 19.5" in circumference (inside).
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