COMPLETE with ORIGINAL ITALIAN ARMY order plume of about 120-130 feathers, wimple (leather chin strap),
cockade and frieze.
The hat is shipped yet unassembled
* NOTE: NEW hat but produced more than thirty years ago; may have slight age defects,
for example read waves on the brim or similar, NEVER worn
In 1836 Giuseppe Silvestro Vayra (Cherasco, 31 December 1813 - Cherasco, 26 October 1882) was the first Italian bersagliere
and the first soldier to wear the uniform designed by La Marmora.
It is in his honor that the feathered hat of the Bersaglieri is jargon called Vaira.