The Asian conical hat is a simple style of conical hat originating in Southeast Asia. It is kept on the head by a cloth chin strap (often silk); an internal band of the same material keeps the hat itself from resting on the wearer's head. This style of hat is used primarily as protection from the sun and rain. When made of straw or matting, it can be dipped in water and worn as an impromptu evaporative-cooling device.
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