Hi everybody. I just joined up today, I was hoping you could answer a question that I can't seem to find the answer to. There's a style of hat that I think look really cool but I can't find the official name of it. It looks like its just a piece of cloth but its wrapped in a certain way.
Here's a picture : http://kongming.net/...358-Jiang-Wei_A
That style of hat was actually a turban with a ring worn during han/3 kingdoms period. It's known as "Ze 帻". Note that turbans were worn by adults (predominantly by commoners) in ancient China.
The turban representing the lowest rank is known as "Jin 巾", while higher rank turban (with a ring) is known as "Ze 帻"
Ok, this isn't an ancient Chinese hat, but it's from the Qing Dynasty and I think it was worn fairly often. What is it called?
This hat was very common during Qing dynasty. It is known as "Gua Pi Mao 瓜皮帽" (hat cap). It originated from the "6-Sections Cap" (Liuhemao 六合帽） of Ming dynasty, but this cap became popular only during Qing dynasty.
Edited by General_Zhaoyun, 22 July 2009 - 09:58 PM.