The conical headgear has been worn widely across Asia, from China in the north to Indonesia in the south, Japan in the east and India in the west. But Vietnam is its home, and Binh’s village is one of its last strongholds.
Why do Vietnamese wear conical hats?
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 much are conical hats in Vietnam?
In the village, you only pay VND 3,500- VND 10,000 for a hat but in Hanoi, it might cost VND 30,000 to VND100, 000 depending on the quality.
What are the Vietnamese hats called?
The nón lá (leaf hat) of the Vietnamese people forms a perfect circular cone which tapers smoothly from the base to the apex. Colourful decorations are often found inside the hats as a way of personalisation, identifying one’s hat.
Can I drink the water in Vietnam?
Drinking tap water generally isn’t recommended in Vietnam. Water contaminated with pathogenic organisms is a major source of sickness and can lead to traveller’s experiencing diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, typhoid, cholera, giardia, dysentery and hepatitis A.
How much does it cost to make a hat in Vietnam?
Enough for story of Vietnam conical hat. The quality is the same in Hanoi or in Hue. Expect to pay around 15,000 VND / each. Made sure the hat is covered by a coat of clear polyurethane to protect it from the sun and made it water proof.
What is a witch’s hat called?
Pointed hat, in general. Hygrocybe conica, a fungus commonly known as the “witch’s hat”