Photographer's Note

The pith helmet (also known as the safari helmet, sun helmet or topee) is a lightweight cloth-covered helmet made of cork or pith.

After World War II, the Viet Minh of Vietnam based their helmet design on the French pith helmet of the former colonial power and adopted it as their own. Today it is still widely worn by civilians in Vietnam, mostly in the North.

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