Native Filipino Hat / Helmet with Important Provenance - 14727

This hat / helmet is late 18 to early 19 C. from the province of La Laguna, now in the Quezon, Philippines. It was collected by Major General H. H. Bandholz (1864 1925) on his service in the U. S. Army in the Philippines. The hat is made from tightly braided rattan covered with black lacquer and mounted with silver top and silver bands at the rim. Hat size 7 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches, 7 inches tall. Very Good condition. This item is accompanied by all original documents certifying its provenance. A very rare and unusual item.