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Samurai Hat (jingasa)

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Samurai Hat (jingasa), 1800-1899
Leather
3 in. x 17 in. x 17 in. (7.62 cm x 43.18 cm x 43.18 cm)


Object Type: Textile
Technique: Leatherworking
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Jean Goodwin Ames
Accession Number: T694


Medium
Lacquered leather.

Object Description
Samurai hat of a circular form with a raised boss to fit the head. Decorated with a red lacquered dragon and one mon in gold leaf.

Hats of this kind were worn less for protection in battle, but more for protection against sun and rain.

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