Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Kazakhstan
  • hat, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Kazakhstan
  • wool, velvet, thread, silk, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 28.5 x 20 x 21.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara Michener
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7038

The hat has a somewhat square base, but is rounded. The hat tapers to a square top. The sides are off-white. The edges and seams are brown velvet. There is white silk lining on the upper part of the interior and brown velvet on the lower part of the interior. Each side is embroidered with a fleur-de-lis-like pattern in dark brown and a border that mirrors the panel shape. There is a brown tassel at the point where the seams come together.