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salakot (hat)
  • Philippines
  • salakot (hat), late 1800s–1904
  • Where object was made: Cavite, Philippines
  • palm leaf fiber, bamboo, paper, ink, plant fiber, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3213

The hat has a small crown that gently slopes into a domed brim. It has a short stick at the top. It is light colored palm leaf overlaid with open hexagonal weave in medium brown. There is a flower-like design of paper with ink centered on top of the crown. There are dark brown fibers over the center and on the rim.