SUMMARY | PHOTO GALLERY | NEXT | PREVIOUS | | LEXICON

TRADITIONS & UTENSILS

 

 

 

  mu tien si

 

Vietnam

A mu tien si or Vietnamese ‘doctoral hat’ on display at Hanoi's Temple of Literature (fig.). It was in the past worn by doctoral laureates upon passing the Imperial Examinations (fig.), in combination with the ao quan, i.e. the academic ceremonial gown (fig.).