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Rattan Hat

Collected by the musuem in the early 1950s, it was most likely used during the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China

Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China

Rattan hats are distinctive head-wear worn by Taiwan indigenous men. They vary in shape and were made of whatever was locally available. The hat is usually lined with coconut husks for comfort.

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  • Title: Rattan Hat
  • Date: Collected by the musuem in the early 1950s, it was most likely used during the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Provenance: Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China
  • Original Source: http://bwg.muc.edu.cn/
  • object type: Daily Utensil
  • ethnic group: Taiwanese Ethnic Minorities

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