It turns out that this type of headgear truly was worn by "witches" - or more likely priestesses/priests or shamans amongst various Aryan peoples.
At Subeshi in China, the mummies of Europoid women have been discovered with this kind of head gear which scholars associate with the Indo-European speaking Tocharians or Iranians. [See The Tarim Mummies by J.P. Mallory and Victor H. Mair]
There is strong linguistic evidence to support the idea that Aryan priests and fortune tellers were present in the Shang and Zhou dynasty courts, probably in service to blonde haired Aryan emperors (Yellow Emperors) who ruled as the first emperors of China, over a subjugated mongoloid population.
Their conical headgear has also been associated with the Aryan steppe tribes. Theirs was a fire cult and they served a sky god.
A recently broadcast television documentary [Museum Secrets] brought to my attention the discovery of ancient gold hats, one of which is on display in the Neues Museum in Berlin.
So it would appear that the image of the pointed hat wearing witch or warlock is not as far fetched as it once seemed!
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