The Philippi headwear collection is currently the world’s largest
collection of clerical, ecclesiastical and religious head coverings
and is unique in both its scope and size. You will find examples of headgear from every religious persuasion around the globe, whether ceremonial or worn as part of everyday life. In addition, the collection includes 116 religious objects.
June 22, 2011
The Gaozhuang Jinzi [高裝巾子] and Dongpo Jin [東坡巾]
The Gaozhuang Jinzi [traditional form: 高裝巾子, simplified form: 高装巾子] and the Dongpo Jin [tradintional form: 東坡巾, simplified form: 东坡巾], so-called for the famous Song dynasty poet Su Dongpo [蘇東坡]. It is no religious or clerical headgear. After my research it is some kind of scholar's or writer's hat (literati) of the Neo-Confucianism of the Ming Dynasty. This style of hat flares out wider at the top than the base, is quite tall, and the flaps are attached at the brim (bottom) and are open at the top.
was an Italian Jesuit priest, and one of the founding figures of the Jesuit China Mission, as it existed in the 17th-18th centuries. By wearing that style of Gaozhuang Jinzi Matteo Ricci wants to adopt himself to the Chinese culture.