Cavalry bashlyk riding hood. Cold weather garment worn wrapped around the neck and over the shoulders by Cossacks for extra warmth (and to make a more stylish appearance).
One size fits all. A quality, Russian-made reproduction in light weight khaki brown wool, with green cloth trimming.
This is virtually identical to the pattern used in WW 1 and during the Civil War. While the Cossack "hosts" reconstituted in the Red Army in 1936 chose specific bright colors (like red or blue) for their bashlyki, photographs indicate that plainer colors like this were also worn throughout WW 2.
Excellent condition. Please note: none of the other uniform items, accessories, cap or shaska in the photographs is included with the bashlyk.