Colorful New York Zouave Officer's Kepi.New York Zouave Officer's Kepi Among the Civil War's most colorful items of headgear. This kepi ranks with the best. The scarlet body is sewn to a 1 ½" tall blue band. Three ¼" wide strips of gold lace rise up the front, back and sides of the scarlet cloth to the crown, which is edged with a single, narrower strip of gold lace. . The ½" glazed leather chin strap is affixed by two State of N. Y. "Excelsior" buttons.