Newer and Contemporary Shrine Fezzes


TAFC.2008.7 ~ AAONMS Fez, Al Kader Temple, Wilsonville, OR

Red Shrine fez.
Maroon felt, black tassel.

A newer fez with iridescent rhinestones in white plastic bezel cups, with gold-colored wire outlining letters and emblem. Emblem background is a highly shiny foil . Tassel clip is a crescent shape with rhinestones, sewn in place onto a black felt mount, which is sewn onto the fez.

Al Kader

Al Kader was founded in Portland, the first Shrine Temple in 1888, the Pacific NW, but relocated in 1993 to Wilsonville, OR.

TAFC.2009.15 ~ AAONMS Fez, Al Koran Temple, Safety Unit, Broadview Heights, OH

Red Shrine fez.
Maroon felt, black tassel.
A middle-aged fez with gold bullion embroidery around gemstone lettering and decorations set in metal bezels.  Rhinestones are highly colorful, in white, green and red. Stones of the crescent and scimitar are set over silver foil.

Owner’s name, Lester Lang, is embroidered onto the Osers label inside.

Tassel is held in place by a dual-pinned strand of rhinestones set in metal bezels, with a broad yellow, red and green band around the top, just below the knot.

Temple name is “Al Koran” and across the lower is the word “Safety” (Unit of the Temple).

TAFC.2009.22 ~ AAONMS Fez, Moslah Temple, Fort Worth, TX

Red Shrine fez.
Maroon felt, black tassel.
A newer fez, the decoration embroidered on with synthetic dye thread. A few small red and green rhinestones set in metal bezels. Pharaoh is metal.
Tassel is completely free, not even held with a stitch to the fez.

TAFC.2009.23 ~ AAONMS Fez, Rizpah Temple, Madisonville, KY

Red Shrine fez.
Maroon velour, black tassel.
A newer fez with gold wire around gemstone lettering and decorations set in white plastic cups.  Pharaoh is painted. Rhinestones are highly colorful, in white, green and red. Stones of the crescent and scimitar are set over silver foil. Fake pearls outline the emblem.

Elaborate tassel decorations, including a crescent or turban (?) shaped cup that is sewn to the fez, and a crescent/scimitar rhinestone pin below.

TAFC.2009.25 ~ AAONMS Fez, Alhambra Temple, Chattanooga, TN

Red Shrine fez.
Maroon velour, black tassel.
A newer fez with gold wire around gemstone lettering and decorations set in white plastic cups.  Rhinestones are highly colorful, in white, green and red. Stones of the crescent and scimitar are set over silver foil. Pharaoh is hand painted.
Tassel has a large, oblong vertical clip, somewhat resembling a cactus with a crescent over it, which is missing s few rhinestones. Just below there is a rhinestone chain that is broken.
Inside on red is embroidered the owner’s name: “J.B. Lifsey”

TAFC.2009.26 ~ AAONMS Fez, Morocco Temple, Jacksonville, FL

Red Shrine fez.
Maroon felt, black tassel.
A newer fez with rhinestone lettering and decoration set into white plastic cups, all surrounded by dark metal wire. Rhinestones are primarily white and green, with very few red details added.  Emblem is set over silver foil background.
Tassel is stitched to fez and pinned with a gold and rhinestone crescent or turban brooch.

I bought this fez primarily because it is from Morocco Temple.

TAFC.2009.86 ~ AAONMS Fez, Ballut Abyad Temple, Albuquerque, NM

Red Shrine fez.
Maroon felt, black tassel.
Rhinestones set in white plastic cups. Sphinx head is dark in complexion.
Text: “Ballut Abyad”
Large tassel pin is a gold and rhinestone ornamented camel, rhinestone band above.

This was Lloyd Dodds’ Ballut Abyad fez, which I was given from the estate sale when his widow, Cleatith, passed away. Spied on the upped shelf of the hall coat closet. It was in a fez box, along with Bro. Dodds’ Scottish Rite cap.

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2 comments on “Newer and Contemporary Shrine Fezzes

  1. jeffrey peterson says:

    my mom found a Fez in a storage unit. It Says RIzpah on the front but the emblem doesn’t match the one that you have for this RIzpah. The emblem matches that of the one on Alhambra.

  2. Either emblem is common, although the design with the crescent pendant from the scimitar is perhaps the more “classic.” Which is topsy turvy, since the oldest fezzes I’ve seen actually carry a design that is closer to the intertwined style!

    Both designs are currently acceptable.

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