Vintage Yao Ceremonial Girl’s Hat TTL34

$295.00

This adorable hat was lovingly made by a Mien (also referred to as Yao) hill tribe mother for her little girl to wear during ceremonies. The Mien most likely originated in Southern China some 2,000 years ago and can now be found living in small mountain villages throughout Southeast Asia. The originally bright colors have faded and there is a small tear in the top on the red silk but otherwise the hat is in very good condition.

Availability: In stock

“Needles fly while tongues gossip as these highly skilled embroiderers produce ornate caps for their children and sumptuously patterned pants for themselves”, from Peoples of the Golden Triangle by Elaine & Paul Lewis.

Dimensions
Length: 28cm, 11 in
Diameter: 19cm, 7.5 in
Height on Stand: 39cm, 15.3in
Provenance: Antique Dealer, Hanoi
Period: Mid 20th Century

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