Qing summer hat

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Qing summer hat


Feathered officials

story by Merijn Flippo

During the Qing dynasty, hats were an essential part of the wear. Different occasions required different dress codes, and different dress codes meant different hats. There were hats for women and men, for summer and winter, for festivities,, for official occasions, for audiences with the emperor-and so on. This story gives a glimpse into the world of Manchu hats.

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