IMPERIAL GERMAN EAST AFRICA FELT HAT.
A rare piece of headdress from the German colonies being the grey large felt wide brimmed hat, which the British would call a slouch hat. The hat has seen a good amount of service wear, there is some light moth tracking, only one slight moth hole to the reverse side. The cap is complete with its black, white and red cockade, which also acts as an air vent. It is complete with its leather sweatband, which has seen considerable service wear and has been reattached in places to the main body of the hat. In the area where the white trim surrounds the complete rim of the cap there is shading where another band was originally fitted which would appear to be of a bluish colour, we can only assume this was originally a hat worn by a member of the South West Africa area and transferred to the East Africa thereby changing the colour piping from blue to white. A rare piece of headdress.
Code: 68572 Price: 1850.00 GBP