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Farmers' hats

Rice farmers in Asia have developed a wide variety of hats to keep off the sun and rain while they work in their fields. Here are 12 hats from 12 different countries. Note the differences - but also the similarities - in their intricate structures and weaves.

Bangladesh CambodiaChina
IndonesiaJapanKorea
LaosMalaysiaMyanmar
PhilippinesThailandVietnam

These images are kindly provided by the Asia Rice Foundation (www.asiarice.org)

For more images, visit the Asiarice gallery