Petasos Hat Definition: Definitions for the Clothing & Textile Industry

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A petasos is a style of hat, usually made of felt, with a broad, floppy brim. It was worn by farmers in classical times, and was considered characteristic of rural people. The name is the Greek and Latin word for any hat.

A similar hat was worn by hippies.

Representations of the Classical god Mercury (mythology) are often identified by a petasos, which he often wears. His petasos usually has little wings attached.

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The above article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/petasos  6/13/05

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