hat (clothing: headwear)

Woven conical hat, a circular, shallow cone rising to a point of cane with green beads and metal purl wrapped around. Decorated in 3 panels separated by red geometrically-patterned bands in the twill weave running from rim to peak; in each sub-division is a floral motif in beads with gold wire outline and stem. The patterning is emphasised by gold-coloured wire embroidery following the main lines of the design. The rim is decorated with a band of yellow beads. Lined in pink cloth with a built-in head band.

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