hat (clothing: headwear)

Hat, kha-mauk, made from a bamboo frame and covered with bamboo sheath. The circular hat is covered with 27 sections of bamboo sheath radiating from the centre and meeting a ring of several bamboo splints which surround the central section of the hat which rises to a peak covered by a wooden knob attached by three stitches. The bamboo sheath is matt brown, striated on the outside, shiny on the inner surface of the hat. Each section is attached to the next by a very narrow splint passing through both sections. Wide bamboo splint runs around outer edge. Decorated with band of wood cut into scallop motifs below the ring of splints below the top section and by a length of wood cut with chiefly scallop shapes where the sides of the section of bamboo sheath curved round to form the peak section are joined.

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