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

responded: Sep 14, 2010

Posted by Bre

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I've purchased bamboo previously, however I've heard both on Talk Radio and from sources such as Reader's Digest that bamboo fibre, while sustainable in growth, the refining of the bamboo fibers is one of the most polluting processes that exists today. Until the industry is changed, I don't expect that I will be seeking bamboo to buy.

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