Name: Red Dzao Bridal Turban/Scarf
I was told this is a bridal headscarf from Northern Vietnam, but have not been able to completely identify it, even using Pourett's "The Yao" book. The closest I can get is that it is a Kim Mien, Hongtou, Red Yao (Dzao) woman's headscarf from the Cao Bang or Bac Quang areas. It appears to be a finely handwoven cotton (at least the weft threads), indigo dyed, and embroidered with silk in red, gold, and white star and good luck (swastika) patterns through the length of the turban, with additional silver flower pattern embroidery on the ends. This piece has been worn folded in quarters lengthwise, and stitched to hold it in quarters at intervals the length of the garment. Could be opened to wear or display, or left as is.
Size: 11 in wide x 117 in long
Origins: Cao Bang Province, VietnamView Cart