Wicker Mining Helmet

Description (Brief)
This wicker mining helmet was used in India. The prevalence of bamboo and rattan in India may be the reason this helmet was made of wicker instead of the plastic or leather helmets that were prevalent in the United States.
Currently not on view
Object Name
hat, mining, straw
Physical Description
straw (overall material)
overall: 6 in x 11 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 28.956 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Natural Resources
Industry & Manufacturing
Mining Helmets
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Helmets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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