Thursday, 1 June 2017
Rice Paddy Hat With Danglely Bits
The Vietnamese conical rice farmers hat or Non La can be made of straw, palm leaves, bamboo or matting.
What makes the Vietnamese style stands out from other Asian straw hats is its it perfect cone shape, tapering smoothly from top point to rim.
Like all straw hats they are used as protection from sun and rain, but can be soaked/dipped in water and used as a cooling aid as the water evaporates.
Many of these hat have hand stictched words on them or poems, this one has ribbon dangling from its brim, which are purely for decoration.