Hats Off To Ikat!

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In the exhibition All the Colors of the Rainbow, we are excited to present a collection of 19th-century Uzbekistan ikat robes. Along with the robes, the exhibition includes many accessories that were worn at the time, including boots, bags, and hats.

For both men and boys, the hat was a vital part of the costume; each region and ethnic group had its distinct hat, defined by embroidered motifs and stitching. Women wore extravagant silk- and silver-embroidered hats with embroidered or silver-appliquéd hats with long pockets, or kultas, at the back to hold their braided hair. Each region had its own style.

How many hats can you find in the exhibition? Here are 10 of our favorites: