COVID Can’t Keep Us Down!
Back in March, just as the pandemic started, we finally took some time to update this website. Since that time, we’ve continued with our fezzy endeavors. The pandemic turned out to be quite the time for fez collecting! We’re pleased to be adding seven new fezzes to the site with this update. Let’s dive into the new additions.
We’re excited to add a Knights of Peter Claver fez to the collection. This helps to round out this exhibit and show the primary style of fez used by the organization.
The Knights of the Macabees received a rare addition, with a molded red fez, embroidered with bullion thread. Definitely check this one out!
The Imperial Order of Muscovites has long been a primary interest of the Fez Museum. We recently acquired a rare, white Muscovites fez at auction. There are only a few of these fezzes in existence, so we are very excited to have one in our collection.
Shriners fezzes often pass our desk, and we usually don’t accept them as gifts. But, an Aladdin Shrine fez was recently added to the collection because it provides a unique look into a manufacturing technique.
Grotto Ladies Auxiliary fezzes are a strange sub-genre that we love collecting. These low profile fezzes are very different. We have a new one from Kallipolis Grotto in Washington, D.C., now on display.
Everyone wants to be a Grand Poohbah, right? Well, the Sciots had a great sense of humor and created a Pooh Bah fez for someone in their Fresno Pyramid. We love this piece and hope that you do too!
Last, but certainly not least, is the addition of a Philadelphia Lambskin Club fez, courtesy of friend of the museum Tyler Anderson. It’s a cool, kitschy fez with a piece of Masonic apron sewn directly onto the fez.
That’s it for now. We are continuing to actively source fezzes for the collection. Keep checking back… you never know when an update might occur!