Leather etched, hand stitched, hat has roses, leaves, a few stars and a few butterflys hand tooled into it. There is a leather braid tied around the band, leaving a littlle tassel. With a few signs of wear in discoloration, one spot on top and one spot on brim, and few more inside the only signs. All seams still very tight and intact. This is an absolutly wonderful hat.. would be great for tubing down the river, horseback riding, or everyday wear. 100% leather and durable, will be your favorite for years.