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salakot (hat)
  • Philippines
  • salakot (hat), late 1800s–1904
  • Where object was made: Caba, La Union, Luzon, Philippines
  • palm leaf fiber, wood, bamboo, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 37.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 5/16 x 14 3/4 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3217

The hat has a small, shallow crown that gently slopes into a wide brim. The top surface appears to be palm leaves arranged from the center. There is a small stem at the top. Plant fiber strips secure the palm leaves in place. It has a wooden rim. The underside of the hat is woven in an open hexagonal weave.