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tobao (ruler's hat)
  • Maranao peoples
  • tobao (ruler's hat), late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • plant fiber?, silk thread, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 113 x 81 x 9 cm length and width are taken in an "X," the greatest dimensions
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 44 1/2 x 31 7/8 x 3 9/16 in length and width are taken in an "X," the greatest dimensions
  • Gift of Charles K. Warriner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6658
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Description

The square piece of cloth was once worn folded and is no longer flat. It is dark purple with yellow, white, dark blue, and light green lines along the edges and crosses at the corners. The large triangles meet at the center in light green and yellow. There is silk thread for the decoration and unknown fiber for the cloth.

The triangles are less apparent on the back, but the lines are still visible on the sides.