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A woman's beaded hat; skull-cap shape, made from beige crocheted (?) synthetic fabric with the remains of a deep purple synthetic velvet ribbon band at rim. The hat is decorated with small cut steel beads and round and diamond-shaped glass stones. The crown has an eight-pointed star, with a stone in each of the points and in the centre. Below this are three rows of beads and gems in three different configurations. Some staining to ground cloth; two diamond-shaped glass stones missing.
- Production date
- 1900-1914 (? source: Ken Ward)
Height: 15 centimetres
Width: 20 centimetres (laid flat)
- Curator's comments
- In the view of Ken Ward, donor of Balkan textiles, this hat would have been worn by an unmarried woman, with her hair tucked up inside; urban wear [21 04 2008].
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Bought by the donor in Peć market in 1960.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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