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