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Greek hat with a thick headband constructed of a long padded fabric band doubled around circumference. Attached to the headband is a yellow and blue-grey crochet 'skull cap' section. All handstitched. Padding of heavy calico extends beyond fabric covering by 70mm. This is intentional - possibly so that ornamentation can be attached without damaging covering fabric.
H 120mm x Dia 195mm
Rose Pappas migrated to Australia from Castellorizo (now Megisti) via Cyprus in 1949 and brought her costume with her. Following tradition the costume was passed on to Marina, the wife of her eldest son