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Müts (Estonians)

A woolen skull cap is a useful thing in the severe climate of Estonian islands. In Muhu, it is traditionally worn by boys and youngsters. Both the patterns and the colours of this headdress are characteristic for the Muhu costume. Muhu Island, Estonia.

Caretta (Sards)

The Sardinian costume contains elements from Italian, Spanish and Moorish traditions, probably this is why it is so colourful. Women's bonnet is decorated by embroidery made partially with gold, and the images are unique for the village of Orgosolo in central Sardinia.


Kelaghayi, in Azerbaijan, is a square-shaped silk scarf with special prints on it that is considered a national dress, protecting from the hot sun and cold wind. It is essentially a silk headscarf.

Head band (Nashi)

The Nashi (or Nakhi) people inhabit mountaineous areas of the

Head band (Bai)

The Bai people of South China got their name (Chinese “white”) be


The Waorani people live in the tropical rainforests of Ecuador. Big chunks of their homeland are restricted for civilised people. Any Waorani can make himself a headdress in just a few minutes with bark or straw. Usually it is decorated with bright feathers. The ocaguata is often the only dress of a Waorani. Ecuador, 20th cent.


Farafra tribe Helmet

The helmet with ox horns is made by craftsmen of the Frafra ethnic group, north west of Ghana, Africa. Velvet fabric combined with a leather base makes a unique blend. The helmet was designed for the war between neighbor tribes. Ghana, 20c.

Womans' Tzut

This is a womans' tzut - a head kerchief of Kiche folk in Guatemala, 20th cent.

Orochon Derbe

Ethnical headdress of Orochons' bride. China, Heilongjiang province, 21st cent.

Pachalina from the Kichwa folk

We are happy to receive this Pachalina - black shawl with white edging is hand made of the alpaca wool. It is worn exclusively by aged women of the Kichwa.

Kepi of the French Foreig Legion

Képis blanc (white cap) is an element of the French Foreig Legion uniform.

Asian hats from our visitors

One more time we were plesently surprised by our museum's visitor Oleg Silins - "The World of Hat" museum received new hats from Central Asia. Welcome to see them!

Fes (Turks)

During several centuries the fes was a national symbol of the Ottoman Empire, a widespread headdress which came from Turkey to the Balkans, Near East and Northern Africa.