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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What does the yellow, white and red grid represent on the side of this hat design?

responded: Feb 3, 2014

Posted by bavidran

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it repersetns a Rooster
 

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