Headwear is an important element of traditional costume in Central Asia. Hats are worn for protection, adornment and status, with a wide range of styles and forms found across the region. The shape of this hat is among the most typical and popular. The design on this hat consists of rows of repeated geometric forms including s-spirals, crosses, chevrons and octagonal motifs [gul].
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2011
From: Asian gallery extended display label