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Prince Hat of Carnavals Club

From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

Description
Decorative hat from silky type silver, gold, blue and aqua material, finished of with bells at front of hat (see picture - also see items 6351 and 6352).
Size
310x255mm
Object Registration
6353
Keywords
prince carnaval limburg brabant dutch migration
Historical information
Carnaval is an important annual event in the Southern Provinces of The Netherlands, with each village often having its own Carnavals Club and traditions. The Dutch People coming from the Southern Provinces continued in many cases this tradition and formed their regional Carnavals Clubs in Australia. Each Carnalvals Club has its own colourful uniforms, including a hat. There are potentially three types of hats: A Formal Hat for official events, a Work Hat for use during normal club nights and for those members lucky enough to be for a year chosen as the "Prince" of the club, a Prince Hat.
Significance
For people from the Southern Provinces of the Netherlands, Carnavall is an important cultural event.
Inscriptions & Markings
has a 6 on the inside
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:10AM