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Antique 800 Silver Art Nouveau Charm or Pendant - Austrian or Bavarian child with Alpine Tyrolean Hat

  • Model: Art Nouveau Alpine Hat Charm
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: eCharmony Charms Collection

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Antique 800 Silver Art Nouveau Charm or Pendant - Austrian or Bavarian child with Alpine Tyrolean Hat

Lovely ornate Art Nouveau border. 800 Stamped on back.

Size: 15/16” (24 mm) Not including loop or jump ring. Origin: Austria or Germany

About Tyrolean Hats: The Tyrolean hat (also Bavarian hat or Alpine hat) is a type of headwear that originally came from the Tyrol in the Alps, in what is now part of Austria and Italy. A typical Tyrolean hat originally had a crown tapering to a point and was made of green felt with a brim roughly the width of a hand, something that was especially common in the Zillertal. There are various forms of Tyrolean hat. Frequently the hats are decorated with a coloured, corded hatband and a spray of flowers, feathers or "brush" at the side of the crown. The traditional "brush" is made of the tail of the chamois goat. It takes a variety of forms, and may often be combined with feathers. The Tyrolean hat became even more well known thanks to Edward VIII who, after his abdication, frequently stayed in Austrian Styria and often wore a hat of Tyrolean style, although it did not come from there. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Tyrolean costumes developed a certain degree of uniformity in their appearance. In the local village costumes of the Tyrol, the various styles of Tyrolean hat have survived since the 1830s/40s, albeit similar to those of contemporary fashion. These original forms vary from the tall, relatively narrow-brimmed hats of North Tyrol which were dented on top, to the small, wide-brimmed hats of the South Tyrolean wine country. Later the Tyrolean hat became the image bearer of "Tyrolean culture" as a tourist symbol, influenced also by folk music bands who wore fanciful "local" costumes. The musician, Billy Mo, wrote a song in 1962 called I prefer to buy a Tyrolean hat, which reinforced the link between the hat and traditional Alpine (brass band) folk music. In 1965, a comedy musical appeared under the same title.

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 24 February, 2015.

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