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RARE BYSSUS "SEA SILK" HAT, ITALY, 1920-1930s

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Knit turban-style hat of byssus fiber in a lustrous golden chestnut color, unworn, pristine condition. Fiber identified as Byssus by URI Textile Laboratory.Sea silk (also called mermaid silk", is the rarest textile in the world with only around 100 examples remaining worldwide. Read the article about this piece added as the last image posted here.
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RARE BYSSUS "SEA SILK" HAT, ITALY, 1920-1930s

Estimate $5,000 - $8,000Nov 13, 2019
Starting Price $2,500
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