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: Aug 12, 2012

Posted by AllBall

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I have a bamboo rug in my bedroom! It keeps my feet warm in the wintertime and cool in the summer. I used to have bamboo sheets on my bed and they felt very good. I miss them.

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