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 a simple arrangement of diamonds forms a floral motif that is repeated in stripes of various colours.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2011
From: Asian gallery extended display label