More Decorative Hard Hats

Back in 2017, we ran a series of articles featuring decorative hardhats that some Aramcons have been fortunate to count among their possessions. Recently, we received additional photographs from someone who obtained the hardhat in a storage auction purchase. The photographs are shown above.

We also heard from Dr. Virginia Gilbert who wrote, "Your artist who did the hardhats is probably Ben Mayeri, a renowned Jewish Iranian artist who lived in Isfahan before leaving for San Francisco after the downfall of the Shah. If you see an image of Sagittarius on the inside of the hardhat, Ben did it." See photo below.

More Decorative Hard Hats


If you would like to know more about the hardhats and view more photographs, please read:

Hard Hats for Hardy Men More Tales of Metal Haberdashery

If you would like to know more about the artist Ben Mayeri and his work, please read:

Ben Mayeri: Metalsmith of Isfahan In Search of Family History

If you have additional information about the hardhats or would like to submit photographs of your own hardhat, please email