Hotoz, one of the women’s headgear & gravestone type in Ottoman Art, has been used widely both in clothing and gravestone making in Ottoman period. The history of Hotoz goes back to pre-historic times in cental Asia pictured in wall paintings. The Chinese records & pictures , especially in Uigur where we call Turkestan today, give us the information about the Turkish traditional headgears including Hotoz as well. Hotoz was described to hide hair bun as a women’s headgear in these wall paintings called as “ Boğtak “ which has been specified as one of the traditional Turkish headgears. It has been known that the long & braided hair is one of the specific features of ancient Turkish women’s clothing, the headgears called as arachne, kerchief, boğtak, hilly, fez, tanturi, fechel, üsküf, cap, cone and so on have been used for many centuries in large geographical locations round the world. The accessories such as crest, stephan, the head pin, diademand crepe have been the compliment that they are small but important details. Ibn Batuta, one of the famous Arab traveller in medieval times, wrote a headgear called Boğtak was worn by women in Anatolia as the crest of the peacock feather. In some areas, this headgear called as “Hotoz" or "hill" with embroidered cheese cloth used to be decorated by jewelry and coins. Some rich families used to add precious stones frame around Boğtak but poor ones used to add embroided flower motifs around it. In Ottoman empire period, the palace ladies , as the wives of high- bureaucrats , used to wear boğtak with percious stones framed among Istanbul palace ladies and they recommended to get their gravestones built in Hotoz style to their husbands after death. Boğtak headgear was used as an indicator of status & prestige while living and Hotoz was built on thier gravestones when they died. Since the second half of the 15th. century, the veil began beign used as the additional head covering by the Ottoman ladies. The veil, which was worn over the in various color under Hotoz headgear, has become one of the indispensable elements of city’s life. Young girls used to prefer more fine-textured transparent veil and these were covered on the floral kerchief. Hotoz headgear was worn by Ottoman ladies until the reign of sultan Mahmut II and then Fez became as the official headgear for Ottoman soldiers as well as the ladies began using fez on their heads. Hotoz style on ladies’ gravestones have been used for centuries as to show the elegance of Ottoman women with spectecular decorations. The the most special features of Hotoz headgear is to have a thin neck under an elegant headgear surrounded by gold-filled chain necklace on figured coins in flower patterns. The Hotoz headgear looks like a luxury & an attractive hat which grabs the people ‘s gaze at once. We have thousands of charming Hotoz gravestones in cemeteries & graveyards especially in Istanbul.