hat (clothing: headwear)

Hand-made circular woman's hat. With circular outer band and flat top with four ridges meeting at the centre. Base fabric is red velvet with a black strip round the edge, which is decorated with a row of flower-shaped metal studs. Each of the 4 upper sections has a panel of decoration formed of silver coloured fabric, sequins, imitation pearls and gold-coloured beads applied to the surface. Pink lining. Stitching visible on inside as is Chinese inscription in ink.

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