Thursday, 30 April 2020


Though the scholarship is far from conclusive and the emperors themselves sported the same headgear with wide wing-like flaps that demanded a lot of extra clearance, according to one popular account those hats, worn by ministers and courtiers of the Song dynasty, were imposed to discourage whispering and side-bar conversations during meetings and government assemblies, and whatever the case certainly look to be an effective and impactful object lesson for pupils in one classroom who are getting to design and wear hats in this style in Hangzhou to incorporate physical distancing along with other new hygienic practises.