Wicker hat

Feb 11, 2018. 23:18 UTC
Wicker hat Item images 2f1518391117739 yo1wehit0nm 675edc5b86cbf6487650460bf22bd34c 2f15183910960151164809743 Item images 2f1518391200092 cpj8n4wm2p7 675edc5b86cbf6487650460bf22bd34c 2f1518391186515656948722 Item images 2f1518391156242 gypmlm2qjeh 675edc5b86cbf6487650460bf22bd34c 2f1518391143417961809378 Item images 2f1518391175570 zg3hqsqae2 675edc5b86cbf6487650460bf22bd34c 2f15183911638601757679466
United States of America


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It is a hat no sure if it is military or where it was made


Found it at a yard sale in central pa

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$50 - $300 (United States Dollar)
Answered within about 18 hours
Feb 12, 16:51 UTC
By Nora Curl

This is an antique later 19th century, Victorian era woven 'pith' helmet that is made from rattan. Pith helmets could be either made from pith or other materials; the term itself for the hat eventually became synonymous with being a woven natural material hat used for protection from the sun in tropical and sub-tropical climates. They were used by both military members and civilians. Most were worn by Westerners traveling to tropical climes such as the Continent of Africa, India, Pacific Island nations etc. They are also a symbol of imperial control. The shape of this indicates it is more likely a civilian helmet than a military issue helmet. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.

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