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Fun social distancing headgear; how history is teaching us....
Fun social distancing headgear from ancient history for Chinese school children.
Ancient hats worn by officials during the Song dynasty (960 and 1279) have become headgears for some children in China today to enhance and secure social distancing during their school time.
Some regions in China have opened their schools but many remain closed until further notice. The origin for these hats goes with the legend that the Song emperor ordered his officials to wear hats with two long wings on the sides so that they could not chitchat or conspire in court assemblies without being overheard.
Today the children have fun designing their own long wing hats, made of balloons, carton or foam.
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