ceremonial clothing

Hat or helmet worn by the bodyguard of the Maharaja of Sikkim. Tubular flat-topped hat with a slight, curled brim. Made from basketry plaited in a variety of styles over Mica reinforcement. Cockade in the front slightly to the left; crescent and feather tube, pewter. Insignia brass. the tube holds a bundle of bird feather quills which rise above the hat.

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