Mennonite Heritage Village


Time Period: 1912
Origin: Russia
Donated by: Anna Janzen

The donor’s father had this hood (Bashlyk) made by a tailor in Russia in 1912. A Bashlyk is a protective cone-shaped hood with lappets for wrapping around the neck, used especially by Turkish and Cossack peoples. It could be worn over a hat such as a Papakha (traditional wool hat worn by Cossack cavalry).