Black felt cap, embroidered and decorated with beads. The cap is formed of three panels, one which extends from above the brow to the back of the head, and two more or less square side pieces. These are joined to the central panel along the top and back, these seams as well as the border around front and back being decorated with a row of white beads. On each side is a four-pronged cross made of variously coloured tube beads in parallel rows of arrow shapes pointing inwards. Smaller beaded decpration in each corner. On the top of the cap is a simlar motif to the main motif on each side, with four-pointed stars of red tube beads back and front and at each sie, the front motif more elaborated than the others. A strip of multi-coloured braid all along the rim. Secured with a tape a either side which would tie under the chin. Lined with white cotton.
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