Hat - Artifacts
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Woven bamboo hat, fairly flat which rises sharply to a pointed crown. Outer rim is thick/wide bamboo wrapped with smaller bamboo. Underside is wide leaves covered with unstained widely criss-crossed bamboo; outer rim is reinforced with 3 bamboo ribs. Piece of 3" x 4" paper with Chinese characters is under the weaving. Outer side is paper covered with smaller spaced criss-crossed bamboo; three bamboo strips reinforce outer rim. Top has a small cone-shaped reinforcement with braided edges. Outer side appears to be covered with a clear varnish or shellac.