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: Apr 2, 2012

Posted by Alex

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Though I'm not entirely sure about how it was created, but I think that they had stressed the material under special circumstances either under something heavy or over something that was round and applied pressure until it was in the shape they wanted.

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