A traditional festive headgear for ‘genç kız’ (= not yet betrothed girls). From the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale prov.), mid-20th c. The cap is adorned with metal sequins, glass beads, metal (imitation) Ottoman coins, (cotton or orlon) pom-poms. Characteristic for the headgear is the lavishly adorned ‘imitation hair’ (black cotton plaits, attached to the back of the hat). (Inv.nr. ba$034 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).