Rooster Hat

This traditional “rooster” hat is believed to have protective powers, and was worn by a child during Hmong New Year celebrations. The Hmong people use several different appliqué techniques including the fold-and-tuck method seen here. The different colours of cloth create a rainbow effect, which the Hmong believe scares away snakes and other creatures.


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  • Hat

    Hat

    Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

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  • Skirt

    Skirt

    Asia: South East Asia, Thailand, Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai Province

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  • Money Bag Front

    Money Bag Front

    Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

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  • Jacket

    Jacket

    Asia: South East Asia, Thailand

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What special textiles or traditions do you incorporate into your New Year’s celebrations?

responded: Jun 19, 2010

Posted by Jim He

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We have to wear silk cloth that is red when it is new year and we have a trandition to eat with our whole family.

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