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  ngop nahm chiao

 

Thailand

Children wearing ngop nahm chiao, a typical ngop or farmer's hat from Trat province, which is named after the place where they are made, i.e. the tambon Nahm Chiao. They consist of a frame made from bamboo and covered with leaves from the nipa palm (fig.).

 

Inside sits a flexible ring, woven in such a manner that it can be stretched out to fit it on the head, after which it turns back to its former position, fixing the hat firmly on ones head, one size fits all.

 

  ngop nahm chiao