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Antique Chinese Military Foot Soldier's Hat Helmet

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 907882

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Woven from 2 layers of woven strips of bamboo, this style of helmet was worn by all foot soldiers during the Qing Dynasty. Only vague hint of paint remains on the helmet. Originally, the sections top of the hat were painted red, white and black and the body of the hat had painted white circles with black characters which indicated the foot soldiers army troop or military brigade. The 3 holes would have permitted a cord to tie the helmet onto the head.