The Asian conical hat, commonly known as an Asian rice hat, or just rice hat (particularly in the US), coolie hat (in the UK), oriental hat, or farmer’s hat, is a simple style of conical hat originating in East, South and Southeast Asia specifically from Hue, Viet Nam given they are depicted on terracotta pots dating …
Why are Vietnamese hats pointed?
Known in Vietnam as the nón lá, or “leaf hat,” the conical hat is used in various Asian countries as protection from the tropical sun and rain. It’s mostly worn by farmers or people of the working class, though ornate versions have been worn by nobles in the Philippines.
How non la is made?
A non la is made from natural materials available in Binh Dinh, including river-leaf creepers that are used to make the conical framework and palm leaves, Lan said. He added that people used to use the roots of pineapple trees to make fibers in the past, but now most of them have switched to industrial fibers.
What countries wear straw hats?
In most countries in Asia, including Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam, rice paddy workers topped their heads with conical-shaped hats to shield themselves from the sun and the rain, though legend in Vietnam has it that the hat, or nón lá in Vietnamese, originated from when a goddess descended from the sky …