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    Posted April 6, 2011 by
    Kandy, Sri Lanka
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Royal wedding hat challenge

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    Bamboo and tissue paper Lotus hat - Royal Wedding hat challenge


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     sunethra says, 'British people love to wear large hats, and since I do not have a nice raffia hat with bows and ribbons and flowers, I had to think of doing something large.' She was inspired by the film 'My Fair Lady,' where 'the ladies wear huge hats with feathers, roses, flowers and bows and what-nots when they are at Ascot, a horse racing event.'
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Using bamboo reeds, ekels, wire and thread, this frame was made into a star and then the hat was inserted into it, and secured with wire, after that ekels were taken and tied into a petel shape and joined to the star, once the frame was completed, I pasted the petels with red tissue paper.


    I had to get the help of my 3 wheeler driver to cut some bamboo reeds and then slit them into half, and cut into half pcs. and then joined together to make the frame.


    The hat  was not heavy, but I had to keep it away from ole Smokey bones, as he wanted to jam his paw into the tissue paper, also not good for rainy weather.


    Ekel - means thin long sticks which are known as Ekels and made into broomsticks to sweep the compound or garden.  All these things like ekels, husks, coconuts, coconut leaves are all made use of into utility items, and many more things.

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