Name: Girl's Red Yao Hat w/ Jobs Seed Beads
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, and red silk tassels for decoration. The center top has a circle of pleated appliqued red, white, and blue cotton strips circled by two rings of black and white glass beads. In addition, the front of the hat has two triangle patterns made of older handmade aluminum half-moons, typical on these hats alternating with three flowers made of jobs seed beads with an aluminum half-moon as the center. The base fabric is indigo colored cotton, with strips of braid around the bottom edge A photo of the woman who made it is included.
Size: 18 in. circumference
Origins: Lao Cai Province, VietnamView Cart