Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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palm leaf hat
  • unknown Ifugao maker
  • palm leaf hat, late 1800s–1899
  • Where object was made: Luzon, Philippines
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9 x 33 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 1/2 x 13 in
  • Gift of Captain William R. Van Tuyl
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3063

The round hat is made of woven palm leaves. It is the shape of an inverted shallow cone, with a hole in the top center. There is no distinction between the brim and brown, but the weaving near the edge is raised in two bands. There is a band inside to keep the hat in place.