Smoking hats are worn indoors by men while smoking to help prevent the tobacco smell from permeating the hair. The hat was usually worn with a smoking jacket.
They are similar in shape to a short fez or taller kufi.
Smoking hats are highly decorated with beads, embroidery, silk tassels, etc., and are made of lush materials such as velvet and silk.
They have been around since the 16th century but were most popular from the late 1800s to early 1900s.
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