Size: men’s hat size 7 ¼, measuring 22” around the inner leather band. 6” tall.
Label: Tangier Shrine fez
Any Shriners from Omaha, out there? This size 7 ¼, bullion embroidered, vintage Shriner’s fez is the classic style: burgundy red wool felt with a long black tassel and a leather band around the inside, as well as a satin lining behind the heavy embroidery on the front. This circa 1950s or 1960s fez hat is trimmed with tiny rhinestones and a solid metal King Tut emblem and lots of gold and silver metallic thread that spells out the name of the particular Shrine the that the original owner belonged to: Tangier. From the fezmuseum.com: “Named for a city in Morocco, Tangier Shrine has been serving the Omaha, Nebraska, area for more than 100 years. This Shrine is not only large in membership, but covers a large territory…Tangier Shrine was given special dispensation to operate on April 15, 1889, and joined Shrinedom fully on June 23, 1890.” The fez is in very good condition, its only issue being a bit of tarnishing to the silver bullion thread used for the sword and the crescent emblem.