Licka cap


This headdress is worn by men of Lika region in central Croatia. History of the region is full of military exploits: these are the hats worn by the heyducks, guerrillas who fought against the Ottoman Turks in the 18th century (see photo).This cap witnessed since the Medieval times.The bottom of the hat is red, it has a black band, and this particular Lika cap is distinguished by the "tail” of woolen threads hanging in the back. Without it, the Lika cap could be easily mistaken for the Serbian Lika cap that today's Croats would not like at all, of course. The obligatory attribute of the national costume of men of the Lika region is the Khanjar knife decorated with patterns, the tradition stemming back to those violent years of 18-19 centuries. Croatia, Lika.