Object ID
Object Name
Object Collection
7.46252 cm. H x 22.7025200000 cm. Diameter Since this is a cloth hat, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed. The tassel is approximately 23 inches long., Item (Overall)
Silk; Velvet
Object Entities
Kotsiopoulos, Georgia (is related to)
Object Description
Part of vintage child's evzone costume, girl's fez. Dark red velvet with gold thread. The top features a spiral design in the wavelike thread. The edge of the hat has a golden Greek key design on black ribbon, which has the wavelike ribbon on either side. The cap also has a long golden tassel attached. The inside of the hat is white.
The Evzones, or Evzoni, is the name of several historical elite light infantry and mountain units of the Greek Army. Today, it refers to the members of the Presidential Guard, an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Presidential Mansion, and the gate of Evzones camp in Athens.

The unit is famous around the world for its unique traditional uniform, which has evolved from the clothes worn by the klephts who fought the Ottoman occupation of Greece. The most visible item of this uniform is the fustanella, a kilt-like garment. Their proven valour and peculiar dress turned them into a popular image for the Greek soldier, especially among foreigners.
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Fez, Georgia Kotsiopoulos Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6479. Accessed 02/29/24.