This is a list of various kinds of hat , contemporary or traditional. Headgear has been common throughout the history of humanity, present on some of the very earliest preserved human bodies and art. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Further information: List of headgear. Wikimedia list article. Oxford University Press.
It is kept on the head by a cloth often silk chin strap. This style of hat is used primarily as protection from the sun and rain. When made of straw or matting, it can be dipped in water and worn as an impromptu evaporative-cooling device.