Hat made from Nipah palm leaf, wood and bamboo. 1960s (?)
Curators comments:
Label: 'This hat was presented by a student who brought it from Sabah. The hat was probably made in the Philippines. (A hat similar to this is called "suluk fisherman's hat" in the Sabah Museum No.0658A). The inner part is made of Nipah leaves arranged and sewn radially into a cone shape. This is covered on the outside with a layer of bamboo (bemban?) patterned interlacing. The inner layer of the hat is worked in an open coiling method with a separate round head piece. The layers are held in shape and are strengthened with two bamboo outer rims. A soft wood knob crowns the top.'
Department: Asia

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