Ceremonial Hat culture: Wari date: 8th-10th century medium: Alpaca; knotted, with supplementary pile dimensions: 3 1/2 x 5 x 5 in. (8.89 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm) location: South America, Peru, Central Coast region gallery note: We know from ceramic effigy figures that four-corner hats such as this one appear to be linked with warriors and with ceremonies that were perhaps associated with warfare. It is possible that the four corner peaks may be a reference to the ears of animals worn as headd
Japanese straw hat, 菅笠 .. Sugegasa, also known as sedge hats or rice paddy hats, are conical Japanese hats made from straw or bamboo. This style of hat, which also comes from China, Vietnam and Korea, is most often used to protect the face from both sunny and rainy weather. Although the hat is usually used as everyday wear for laborers, in the West it has been adopted as a practical accessory for gardeners.