Name: Red Yao Wedding Veil
This Kim Mien Red Yao woman's wedding veil was made by the grandmother of the woman who is holding it in the photo. A family member made a new bridal wedding veil, and they chose to sell the old one. Embroidered with silk on handspun, handwoven, indigo dyed cotton, this piece is also decorated in the traditional style with commercial red and white cotton strips on the ends, and two red silk tassels with glass beads on each corner. The embroidered figures are predominantly horses as is traditional on the bridal veil, and the center is the Fam Tsing umbrella symbol which is also traditional on this veil. This intricately embroidered veil is worn as the top veil over a wooden framework that is waxed to the brides head for the duration of the 3-day wedding ceremony. This veil is in extremely good condition given its age, with just one repair on the edge as shown in the second photo, and the tassels appear to be newer replacements. Comes with a photo of the granddaughter holding the veil.
Size: 15.75 in. x 27.5 in.
Origins: Lao Cai Province, VietnamView Cart