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)

    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: Jun 18, 2012

Posted by Daisy L.

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I have bamboo mats that I use in summer. They always keeps my bed and chair cool when I lie or sit on them. I know in many tropical regions bamboo is used to make hats and helmets, I guess bamboo is perfect soothing material in hot weather.

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