Chapter 4 - A LA MODE

Where does the hat sit as Cambodia emerges from the Khmer Rouge darkness and begins to forge its place in the contemporary capitalist fray? Where do Cambodians get the magnificent hats they wear -- and what is happening to hat traditions? What are the rules on hats for males versus females? How does Cambodia fit in the food chains of world hat production? With these questions, hats lead us to discoveries of how Cambodia connects today’s world with it’s own past.