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Hat, bamboo / plant fibre, maker unknown, India, used by the AusAID Centre for Pacific Development and Training, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980-1998

Made 1980-1998

Hat, bamboo / plant fibre, maker unknown, India, used by the AusAID Centre for Pacific Development and Training, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980-1998

A peaked helmet shaped hat from the region of Assam in India. The hat features a rounded crown and rounded peak, constructed with a rigid underlying leaf base overlaid in open work plaiting in polished bamboo or reed, the edges bound in a multi element plait. Label attached.

There is a photograph of Tilottama Barooah in her graduating cl...

Summary

Object No.

2008/198/7-2

Physical Description

Hat, bamboo / plant fibre, maker unknown, India, used by the AusAID Centre for Pacific Development and Training, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980-1998

A peaked helmet shaped hat from the region of Assam in India. The hat features a rounded crown and rounded peak, constructed with a rigid underlying leaf base overlaid in open work plaiting in polished bamboo or reed, the edges bound in a multi element plait. Label attached.

There is a photograph of Tilottama Barooah in her graduating class in the blue photograph album. Tilottama Barooah is second from the right in the bottom row.

Marks

The hat from Assam has a paper label placed loosely inside hat. Printed in ink 'A HEAD DRESS / FROM / ASSAM, INDIA. / FROM: TILOTTAMA / BAROOAH 1983'. Written in red ink around the inside rim of the hat 'TILOTTAMA BAROOAH ASSAM / INDIA'.

Dimensions

Height

100 mm

Production

Notes

A photograph Tilottama Barooah, who donated the peaked, helmet shaped hat from the region of Assam, India, appears in one of the photograph albums, see 2008/198/12-1.

Made

1980-1998

Cite this Object

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Hat, bamboo / plant fibre, maker unknown, India, used by the AusAID Centre for Pacific Development and Training, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980-1998 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2018, <https://ma.as/390455>

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