The owner of the one-of-a-kind accessory described how he got it: "My uncle collected a whole package of mammoth wool in the village of Kazachyem, and then sold it to me. I thought for a long time what I would do with it and decided to make a hat. In Yakutia we make traditional hats made out of horses' wool; why not try the mammoth?"
World's only woolly mammoth hair hat goes on sale for $10,000. Designed in Russia's coldest region, the unique headgear is tens of thousands of years old — and VERY prickly! https://t.co/J2H6abiRJM pic.twitter.com/2HVhkPFArs— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) 9 августа 2018 г.
Ammosov passed the wool on to a professional hatter, who was able to make the piece.
The authenticity of the wool was confirmed by the director of the Yakut museum of mammoths, Semyon Grigoriev, according to the Siberian Times.