Salakot (Helmet)

0 Posted by - September 27, 2013 - Uncategorized

Helmet, Philippines, Field Museum

Usually made from reeds, this helmet was made for dignitaries.

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6 Comments

  • Carminnie Doromal March 7, 2014 - 7:46 pm Reply

    This item “Salakot” sometimes made of hardened aged round gourd.

  • Alexis Fule March 17, 2014 - 12:25 pm Reply

    Salakot is also used by farmers as protection from the sun.

    There is also a public structure called the “Salakot Arch” in Pampanga. It is called the largest Salakot.

  • Matt Paz March 24, 2014 - 10:07 pm Reply

    I wore one of these when I played at my family’s farm at Tanay, Rizal. It wasn’t as elaborate as this however.

  • Sue Quirante March 26, 2014 - 1:03 pm Reply

    In general, unadorned salakot were commonly used as head protection by farmers.

  • Romina Beltran March 27, 2014 - 6:28 am Reply

    I saw one in National Commission for the Culture and the Arts here…and same as the previous comment, it came from a hardened gourd…It’s a traditional hat, not really a helmet.

  • Paul Hilario April 1, 2014 - 6:26 am Reply

    Rather than a helmet, a salakot is generally a hat. This is a fancy salakot and it also may not be called a salakot.

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