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Traditional Hill Tribe Akha Headdress for Decorative Use, "Timeless Muse II"

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Akha artisan Thikaporn is proud to present this stunning headdress, hand-crafted... more

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Akha artisan Thikaporn is proud to present this stunning headdress, hand-crafted by her own mother, Sadaporn. She adorns the cotton headdress with an aluminum trapezoid cap as well as beads and pendants. A waterfall of Thai coins dating from 1952 to 1965 is flanked by multicolored beads carved of little leaf boxwood and glass. Colorful feathers complete the stunning design of this headdress.

Originally from Yunan in China, Akha people live in Thailand's northern hills. Akha women are well known for their spectacular traditional costumes which include a headdress, a jacket worn over a halter-like garment, a short skirt, a sash with decorated ends, and leggings. Akha people are a proud and timeless culture, struggling to preserve their ancestral values through their traditional skills and knowledge. Akhas believe in continuity and see themselves as a link in the chain of life, which includes birth, procreation, the preservation of the Akha way of life – which venerates family life – and death, seen as a meeting with their ancestors.

  • 0.83 kgs
  • 1.8 lbs
  • 22 cm H x 20.5 cm W x 15 cm D
  • 8.75" H x 8" W x 6" D

  • 100% cotton, aluminum beads, bird feathers, coins, little leaf boxwood and polyester trim
  • For decorative use only
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Thailand.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Thailandicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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30

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02/14/2021

"Adorable"

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These little guys are absolutely adorable. Extremely well made and so bright and cheerful. They are an amazing bargin as far as Im concerned. I am going to figure out how to display them so that I can enjoy them all year long. I smile every time I look at them!

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01/21/2021

"Fun year round"

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These hanging ornaments are great as a gift to multiple people. So expressive , makes me smile.

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01/08/2021

"Love it!"

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Perfect size for me and I have a deep love of elephants, win, win!!

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12/04/2020

"Cheery and pretty"

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I bought this to hang on my doorknob (inside) so I can hear the door open and close...works great and looks pretty. The hanging loop is a little small for a standard doorknob as it was meant to be a mobile or wind chime to hang on a hook, so I just use a ribbon of my own, to tie it on the doorknob.

Best Uses

  • Inside door chime

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09/02/2020

"Nice size for hands free wearing."

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Light weight and an excellent size for cross body.

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06/13/2020

"Absolutely Uniquue"

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I didnt know if I would like this bag but was interested in the sedge that is is made out of. Also, love elephants - like cross body bags and wanted to see what the bag was like. It is just so pretty and unique. So happy I ordered it.

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"I am a member of the Akha hill tribe. My father crafted décor accents, and traveled to Bangkok to sell them. I began working with handwoven bulrush handbags, embellished with Northern Thai patterned fabrics and the creative embroidery unique to the Akha people, who are skillful at needlework. Akha people earned very little from their routine work because their education level is not high, and some have no education at all. I am very happy to show what my people can do."

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

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