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  • Place of origin:

    Arakan (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Basket-plaited bamboo, silk, satin damask, cane and silver wire

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Chelmsford

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hat (Kamauk) of basket-plaited bamboo strips, bound round the edge of the brim with silk plush and with cane wound with silver-wire and silk. Lined with satin damask. In the shape of a convex shield plaited with a diaper of squares over a foundation of plantain leaf. The apex of the crown is ornamented with a coil of silver-wire wound round a cane core, and similar thread reinforces the brim above and below, which is also bound with purple plush. The satin damask lining is of yellow figured with a pattern of rows of flower and leaf devices.

Place of Origin

Arakan (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Basket-plaited bamboo, silk, satin damask, cane and silver wire


Height: 3.25 in, Diameter: 23.375 in

Object history note

Given by Lady Chelmsford. Register entry 26th Jan 1921.

Descriptive line

Kamauk, bamboo, basket-plaited; Burma, C19


Bamboo; Cane; Silk; Satin; Silver




Hats & headwear


South & South East Asia Collection

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