Phrygian Cap ( frij I an )

The phrygian cap is similar to the Pilleus, a cone shaped cap with a forward falling point made of wool felt or leather. Worn by Phrygians and Dacians the Phrygian cap was adopted by freed slaves in Ancient Rome, which became recognised as a symbol of freedom or liberty. This style of hat was adopted by troops during the French Revolution, referred to as 'le Bonnet Rouge' and is also the origin of the bishop's mitre.

Phrygia : Now Turkey.

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