The Thing That Covers Your Head if You're Harvesting Rice
July 6, 2006 5:34 AM Subscribe
OtherPeoples'HatsFilter. I have to describe an illustration from the 1940s in which the "Asian" (nationality unspecified) character is wearing the kind of conical peaked hat usually seen on traditionally dressed Vietnamese peasants. I know that in the past these hats were referred to as "Saipan hats" or, more offensively, "Saipan coolie hats." Is there a more anthropologically correct and culturally accurate term for them?
Thanks for any and all insight on this one.
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