Rain cape

Rice straw is folded and stitched together to construct this cape, which has the functionality and appearance of a thatched roof. The dense layers funnel rain off its surface to keep the wearer dry. People in remote areas of China wear these capes to this day. Notice how bast fibre is used to reinforce the collar.

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This cape has a loop on the collar to hang it – what do you think might hang on the wall next to it?

responded: Sep 21, 2011

Posted by Karen Anderson

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I would imagine it would be hung up beside other garment created to have the same function such as a hat with a similar shape allowing the rain to run off. As well as the rain cape that is also featured on this website and underneath I picture some sort of resistant footwear.

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