Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item BARK_1987.2058.0069 - Hat

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0069

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This Chinese hat is the style which is worn by peasants and coolies. The hat is constructed of bamboo and bamboo leaves. The wide brim measures 54.3cm in diameter and the height of the hat is approx. 22.0cm. The crown rises in a cone with curved sides, it is made of finely pleated bamboo with an interior lining of bamboo leaves covered with thin paper. The entire outer surface is covered with thing paper. The entire outer surface is covered with a type of glaze. The hat is worn squarely on the head and is secured under the chin with a cloth cord.

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