Vintage Traditional Wool Pawkul Cap Obtained In Afghanistan In The 1960s For Sale
The traditional pawkul is made of lamb's wool and is round on top and has a long, cylindrical side, which is worn rolled up in the summer and can be rolled down in winter to protect the ears. It is as comfortable as it is warm. But, it can also be made out of other fabrics such as cotton.The pawkul is worn in a way that is similar to a beret, but it is adjustable. To adjust the size, the wearer rolls the hat from the base tighter or more loosely to create both the desired fit and style. The inside crown of the hat is lined in a thin satin-like fabric. This cap was acquired in the 1960s when we visited Afghanistan before it was torn asunder by wars and civil strife. It has never been worn as it is too small for me, and I don't know the technique the Afghans use to adjust the size.
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Vintage Traditional Wool Pawkul Cap Obtained In Afghanistan In The 1960s: $10