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948 Old Hilltribe Tribal Textile Head / Shoulder Cloth

Worn by women on the head in a turban-like tie, the ends of this rare head cloth have been woven to create a 3-dimensional effect. Ends of the supplementary wefts have been left uncut for added effect and hang alongside the long fringe.

Some repairs

70 inches x 12.5 inches not including the fringes.

Estimated to be from the mid 1900s

Yao or Karen

LITERATURE REFERENCE : Similar examples in the excellent textile & cultures book titled “Peoples of the Golden Triangle’ by Paul & Elaine Lewis.

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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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