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Tibetan hat: Tibetan headdress

After walking around China, the most impressive thing was Tibet, saying that everyone in Tibet would definitely go twice, once to leave their hearts and once to find their hearts back. The Tibetans are also my favorite ethnic group, and both their boldness and strong ethnic customs are impressive.


As long as you have been to Tibet-related areas, you will find that in Tibet, both men, women, and children seem to have a hat that they like, They look casual or grand, with a wide variety of styles, fancy colors, folk hats, and many types, Amdo, Weizang and Kham regions, all with their own characteristics and very rich.


Why Tibetans like to wear hats

As Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has low temperatures, strong sunshine, and changeable weather, as well as strong wind whipping up sand, Tibetans like to wear different styles of hats related to status, gender, and region. The most common one is called "Xamo Gyaise" -- the golden thread hat.

The lining is made with a felt cap base. The top is decorated with golden silk and the edge is inlaid with silk ribbon. The hat is designed with four edges -- the larger front and back edges and the smaller left and right edges --, all sewn with fur.

With fine materials, the hat is very warm and loved by both men and women. When women wear the hat, they place the two larger edges inside the hat, leaving the left and right ones outside; for men, the left, right and back ones are placed inside, leaving only the front one out. In snowy weather, the four edges are all placed outside. The elderly usually set the four edges outside. The golden thread hat is practical and cannot be compared with other hats.

Categories of hidden hats


Golden flower hat

Tsering Jinkuo, known in Chinese as the golden flower hat, this hat is liked to be worn throughout Tibet, whether it is Amdo, Weizang or Khamba.

The golden flower hat is probably a bucket with four brims, two small brims, some like Mongolian hats.

This hat can be worn in various ways, you can expose all four small brims, you can fold back into the hat to expose three brims, or you can fold into a large and small brim to wear.

"Wipe Summer" sheepskin hat


Rub summer, sheepskin hats, hats that are especially loved by the Amdo and Khamba people.

In the agricultural and pastoral areas of Amdo, men, women and children wear summer wipes, and the barrel-shaped hat is opened on one side, and when they wear it, they will turn out the sheepskin inside. Ando's hat does not seem to have the Khamba hat flower.


Rubbing summer is now hair-making.


Pomegranate cap

The Sharu hat is the most common hat among the Tibetan people and is worn by women throughout the year, whether at home or in the fields.


Trivia: Juenai Tibetan is a family in Zhuoni County, mainly distributed in the southeast, south, north and east of Zhuoni County border low and gentle altitude, relatively warm and humid climate, semi-agricultural and semi-pastoral, complex historical origins, due to the special living environment and climate, Juenai Tibetan traditional clothing local characteristics are distinct, especially women's clothing is completely preserved, different from other Tibetan branches in Amdo Tibetan area.

There is a long swallowtail-like streamer at the back of the head of the hat, and the shape of the whole hat resembles a pomegranate, so it is also called "pomegranate hat".


"Eastern Xia" thousand hats

Finally, introduce the most common hat, called Dongxia, in fact, is a thousand hats, meaning thousands of dollars of hats, also called "Indian hats".


Most of these hats are procured from the mainland. Why is everyone in Tibet called the Indian hat?

It turned out that when the British colonized India, the East India Company brought this British culture to the South Asian subcontinent, and Tibetan merchants brought this culture from India to Tibet, so it is still called Indian hat.

If you travel to the plateau and want to buy a Dai Dai, then it should be noted that the real Dongxia price must be thousands, and dozens of hundreds of dollars must be fake.

Tibetan-style hats have a specific aesthetic and life taste, no matter which type of hat follows a law from practical to aesthetic, at the same time, the hat for the crown of the whole body pays more attention to its nobility, and with special symbols, deeply loved by the majority of Tibetan people.

But don't touch a Tibetan friend's hat easily unless you have permission from your owner.

On those bronzed faces, a beautiful hat became the soul of their wear, and whenever the sun on the plateau at noon was most dazzling, or when the cold wind brushed their hair, it was this hat that allowed them to see where the sun rose...