Akha Hill Headdress (ThailandMyanmar/China) #3
And now, an unusual listing.....
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, they have been sitting in my closet ever since.
This particular headdress has a cloth cap base upon which several diamond-shaped metal piece are sewn. There are also several metal balls of various sizes o the top and sides, as well as beads, and colorful yarn "pompoms." Several sea shells and trade beads of white and beige color create tassles that hang from the sides of the cap. There are also feathers that hang off the metal placard, which itself is hammered with various designs.
A fantastically complicated and beautiful piece!
CAP DEPTH (measured from top of forehead, downward): 5"
INNER CAP CIRCUMFERENCE: 26"
Side tassles LENGTH (sea shells and coins): 8.5"
BACK METAL PIECE: 8.75" high
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