Italian MVSN General's Black Dress Fez
This is an Italian Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale (National Security Volunteer Militia), or MVSN general's fez from the dating to the late interwar years (1918-1939). Featured on the front of the fez is a large embroidered eagle badge on a red backing worn by generals of the MVSN.1 The left side bears the embroidered rank insignia of a commandante general (general). A gold cord is fastened to the top and wraps around the left side.2 Also attached to the top of the fez is a long black tassel. On the inside is a yellow silk liner with a manufacturer's stamp.