Of all ethnic fashion accessories that are used by the different and tribal groups of Afghanistan, none is more colorful, charming, and fun than the Afghan hats. Every hat, whether for a child, a young boy or girl, a man or a woman, is made and hand embroidered with love perseverance and painstaking attention. Expectant mothers make baby hats, young mothers make children's hats, wives and sistersmake hats for young men.
Teenage boys wear their hats without a turban, while older men use their hats proudly as a base for tying their turbans. A well wrapped turban is regarded as a sign of nobility, courage, and prowess.
Afghan women, especially Hazara, Uzbek and Turkoman women, wear their hats as a foundation for their veils and for pinning their tiaras.
Every authentic vintage tribal hat that Nomad Style offers, represents an aspect of tribal culture and historical symbolism. The embroidery motifs utilized in these hats go back to ancient times when people of these parts were animists, sun worshippers, or Buddhists. Today the meanings of the symbols and motifs are lost to the women who make the hats and other embroideries, but the charm and tradition remains.
Afghan hats are an easy, smart, and sophisticated way to introduce charm, elan, and color into any decor.