Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Merchant Cap

This is what I call a medieval pill box shaped merchant cap.

Many hats or caps don't have special individual names, so they are more often than not listed by the particular shape they are similar to such as pill box, skull, acorn shape no matter what style or period they are from which is fine but some need a bit more description.

 This cap was made to mimic a common medieval hat, normally of felt.

Now I like things in categories and what I can say about this hat is while similar in looks its not a smoking or leisure cap, they don't have turned up bands and are generally decorated with embroidery, sequins and tassels, so not a smoking cap. 

This hat falls into my category merchant cap, which is any hat that does not have its own type name and looks too good to be a peasant hat but not overdecorated enough to be a noble hat.

So you get medieval pill box shaped merchant cap.