Hat

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Registration number
29462
Item name
Hat 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Asia > Malaysia > Sarawak
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
July 26, 1971 
Acquisition method
Donated by Major Sogun ? 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Dec 1998, Susan Tuckwell (SE Asian valuer) noted: Small coolie hat, pair with 29487. Small coolie hat. Note says: "Oya hat from Sarawak .G.S." Lined with silk satin, splitand dyed bamboo in delicate geometric pattern. 3 Chinese influenced flower beaded motifs. Topknot made of wire wrapped round fine bamboo. Wire decoration.

Research notes

During valuation in Dec 1998 by Susan Tuckwell, a number of items were designated likely to be the donations listed in Major Sogun's file - items were generally from Borneo, with a strong aesthetic sense.

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