Hats & caps
Every culture has its own specific hat or head covering that identifies its wearer. From the English 'bowler' hat or the Ecuadorian 'panama' to the Aussie 'Akubra', hats, caps and turbans are specific markers of race, status, religious identity, sporting allegience and so many other human cultural connections. My caps and hats are all exquisitely hand-embroidered and/or decorated with good-luck charms to ward off evil. Some are brand new, others vintage and worn. In third-world countries these are still made and worn widely. Children especially wear special caps to protect them from evil and bad spirits and in Pakistan and India for example, shiny objects are believed to scare away evil spirits. Caps and hats are a wonderful item to collect and look wonderful displayed together on top of a cabinet or shelf.