Name: Girl's Red Yao Hat
Red Yao children and babies all wear handmade, highly decorated hats that make them appear as flowers to the evil spirits flying overhead, so the spirits don't bother the children. This hat is for a girl as shown by the full, silk hand embroidery, and it includes glass beads, coins, bells (to chase away the evil spirits on the paths) and red silk tassels for decoration. In addition, the front of the hat has three triangles of aluminum half-moons, typical on these hats. The base fabric is indigo colored cotton, with applique strips of commercial red and blue commercial cotton on the bottom front edge.
Size: 18.5 in. circumference
Origins: Lao Cai Province, VietnamView Cart