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PREFERRED TERM
Phrygian cap  
BROADER CONCEPT
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  • Term applied to conical caps or bonnets with the peak bent or turned over in front. It originated in the ancient country of Phrygia in Asia Minor and is represented in ancient Greek art as the type of headdress worn by Orientals. In Rome the Phrygian cap was worn by emancipated slaves as a symbol of their freedom. During the 11th and 12th centuries, it was again extensively used. For similar caps worn in the French Revolution and identified with the cap of liberty, use liberty caps. (AAT)
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Phrygische muts

Dutch

bonnet phrygien

French

Phrygische Mütze

German

φρυγικός σκούφος

Greek

מצנפת פריגית

Hebrew

berretto frigio

Italian

barretes frígios

Portuguese

frigijska kapa

Serbian

gorro frigio

Spanish

frygiska mössor

Swedish

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http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10195
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