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Salakot is a traditional Philippian straw hat that comes in varying shapes. The most common shape is the cone, flat, and dome shapes; however, some might have an additional metal or wooden knob at the tip to make the hat look more attractive.

Some Salakot hats have very wide brims and act as a great sun or rain-protector, while others have such narrow brims that they are very similar to helmets in their appearance.

Various materials such as bottle gourd, bamboo, nito, fern, and so on are used to weave the hat. A few ornaments such as tassels or feathers are attached to the Salakot. At times, Salakot is coated with resins to make it waterproof.

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