hat

Woman's hat made of red fabric. The crown is formed by four triangles sewn together, with a long rectangular strip underneath them forming the square sides of the hat. Each of the four triangles is decorated with a shape of shimmering white beads and gold-coloured beads sewn over paper, with pink and red sequins, surrounded by lines of gold-coloured beads radiating out around them, in turn bordered by green sequins. Part of the same pattern is repeated four times round the sides of the hat. The hat is trimmed with a narrow strip of black ?velvet, with a strip of gold-coloured plastic decorative trim sewn onto it.

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