Rain cape

Rice straw is folded and stitched together to construct this cape, which has the functionality and appearance of a thatched roof. The dense layers funnel rain off its surface to keep the wearer dry. People in remote areas of China wear these capes to this day. Notice how bast fibre is used to reinforce the collar.


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This cape has a loop on the collar to hang it – what do you think might hang on the wall next to it?

responded: Jul 20, 2012

Posted by Charlotte H

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So I found a photo of what hangs next to the raincape on the wall, but I am still unsure of what it is. Does anyone know???

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