Akha Hill Headdress (Thailand/Myanmar/China) #2
This is a headdress from the Akha Hill Tribe in Thailand. These people migrated from Burma into the mountainous regions of Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and China. Several still practice their own customs, and their women are known for wearing this distinct style of headdress.
I purchased a set of these beautiful headdresses from an Akha Hill craftswoman over a decade ago for a dance piece I performed with my troupe in New York City. However, it has been sitting in my closet ever since.
This particular headdress has a cloth cap base upon which several diamond shapened hammered metal pieces have been sewn. They are surrounded by dark beige beads, and encircled by several metal balls and coins. There are also yarn type "pom-poms" on the side, and several seashells, coins, and trade beads make tassles to the sides of the headdress. There are also feathers of some sort attached to the large metal plank in the back (which itself has patterns hammered to it).
A fantastically complicated and beautiful piece!
CAP DEPTH (measured from top of forehead, downward): 4.5"
INNER CAP CIRCUMFERENCE: 23"
Side tassles LENGTH (sea shells and metal coins): 8.5""
BACK METAL PIECE: 8.5" high
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