In a collecting field steeped with variations requiring a specialized appreciation of those variations, there is likely someone out there that will recognize this attractive Zouave fez as indicative to a particular regiment but we will leave that to the experts relying on our knowledge of textiles and our fifty plus years of paying attention to Civil War relics in general as we offer our description of this rarely surviving period fez. With that our photos will still offer the best description of this wonderful crimson red fez of that wonderfully soft heavy wool felt so indicative of period examples. Most desirable to hungry moths it seems as original examples in this material seldom survive in any kind of condition, this one displays some moth tracking as evidence of age and originality but is solid with no holes. Weather the early A button with bullion trim is a remnant of the original wearer's personal preference or a variation indicative of a particular group will be left to those sepia lists we mentioned earlier. The A company designation is of the period lead filled variety with wire fasteners and like the button and bullion tape embellishment appears original to the fez. With a collector's reluctance to part with such a find we have had this piece set aside in one of our storage tubs for years but as we try to pare down it is likely best placed in a more appreciative home. A scarcely surviving example of the popular basic style of Civil War Zouave headgear. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques !

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