Rattan hat of Puyuma People

Tags: clothing | hat | Puyuma

Acquired by Jen, Shien-min (1956, Peina, Taitung)  
Collected by Museum of Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

This hat features a round shaped rattan-textured cross section. The weaving work starts with spiral patterns that reach near the edge, which was fixed on the hat body with rattan bark, linen threads, and rattan hoops entwining the basket. The rattan hoops in the front of the hat are two fewer than those in the sides. In addition, two rubber circles were set on the top of the hat.