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.


Collection Connections 

  • Hat (Asia)

    Hat (Asia)

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

    View More 
  • Hat (Asia)

    Hat (Asia)

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

    View More 
  • Hat (Asia)

    Hat (Asia)

    Asia: South East Asia, Philippines, Luzon area

    View More 

How did the maker of this hat achieve its nearly perfect round shape?

responded: Mar 31, 2010

Posted by Raul Gonzalez

244
Recommend this Response

You must enable javascript and have Flash Player 8 installed to view this content.
File size: 1.59MB
In my opinion the round shape of the hat is achieved...

Elements of this site may require Flash player 8