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

responded: Oct 1, 2010

Posted by Silvia

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This hat is made in 3 sections which could be the interior of a bark and held with wood sticks than each section joined together.

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