Hair adornment – Laos

Photo credit – Joost Daalder
Posted by – Joost Daalder

Hair piece made of a good silver alloy. This example is from northern Laos, and the Kim Mun Lantien Sha Yao people. It is called a “celestial crown”, is early (19th/20th c), and is made by girls at puberty, in a time-consuming process, out of a silver disc, human hair, and silver pegs.

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