Hat

Woven like a basket, this salakot is hard and helmet-like, but light. The cast metallic decorations and finial indicate a man of high status wore it. The woven inner band keeps the hat in place on the wearer’s head. Today, this traditional weaving technique is used to make attaché cases and handbags.


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  • Hat (Asia)

    Hat (Asia)

    Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Socsargen- North Cotabato

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  • Hat (Asia)

    Hat (Asia)

    Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Mindanao area, Zamboanga Peninsula- Basilan

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    Hat (Asia)

    Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area

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Do you have a textile made of bamboo – how does it compare to textiles made of other fibres?

responded: Jul 22, 2010

Posted by Robert F. Lane

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Yes we have terrycloth towels made of bamboo that feels as soft as cashmere and remains soft even after several washings. Bamboo fiber like the plant is highly water absorbent and can absorb up to 3 times its weight in water. Also the towel has excellent wicking ability that will pull moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate. Bamboo fabric dries faster than cotton. Bamboo fabric reduces bacteria that live on human skin and is mold and mildew resistant. This antibacterial quality is apparently retained through multiple washings. Processing bamboo fabric uses no dyes or bleach. The plant requires no use of pesticides or herbicides. Bamboo is the fastest growing grass in the world.

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