Early French Indo-Chinese Salacco

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Early French Indo-Chinese Salacco

Post by Peter_Suciu » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:41 am

Here is my recent "find" from the French auction. This is the earliest pattern Salacco, which was worn by colonial soldiers from French Indo-China.
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Re: Early French Indo-Chinese Salacco

Post by SkipperJohn » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:58 am

How exactly was that worn? It looks like the soldiers are wearing a type of turban underneath this straw helmet.
It looks like wearing this was a rather involved process.

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Re: Early French Indo-Chinese Salacco

Post by Peter_Suciu » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:53 pm

Their hair is grown out and tied up then the salacco (conical hat) is worn over and tied to the head with a scarf - typically red scarf. This could explain why the hats evolved into the sloped version that could be more easily worn.

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Re: Early French Indo-Chinese Salacco

Post by b.loree » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:03 pm

Congratulations! Very cool and very unique. :thumb up:
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Re: Early French Indo-Chinese Salacco

Post by stuka f » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:13 am

Nice!
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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Re: Early French Indo-Chinese Salacco

Post by stuka f » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:58 am

Hey Peter a friend of mine on a French forum is selling one for 300 euro.
Don't know if you might be interested...
I have asked to keep it it for a moment in order to contact you .
Don't know if you can see it on;
http://www.passionmilitaria.com/t153717 ... is#1371653
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
http://virtueel-museum-antwerpen.webnode.be/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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