The Fez and Forgotten History
Mostly recognized as a lodge hat for fraternal orders in the United Sates, the short, cylindrical hat with a tassel has a long and important history. Also called a Tarboosh, the hat is so culturally significant that it has, at different times, been both required and banned.
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