hat (clothing: headwear)

Man’s hat made of black felt with a round base and crown. It has a sloping brim trimmed at the edge with cream ribbon. There is a strip of synthetic tape stitched on both the inside and the outside of the hat. On the surface of the reddish-brown varnished hat band are sewn small white elements made of plastic imitation shells. A traditional Highlander’s hat usually has a band with shells attached. This hat is part of the traditional folk costume worn in Podhale region.

There is a small label attached to the hat, which reads: 'Hat / Polish Zakopane highlander.'

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