Women's hat


Kachin (or Tszinpo, as they are called in China) are the people of Tibeto-Burman origin living in the Chinese province of Yunnan and the state of Kachin, Burma. I have not been able to find the authentic name of this headdress because I have not been to the locale of the Kachin (this one I bought in the ethnic Burmese shop in Mandalay, Burma). It consists of two pieces of fabric stitched together: the front is made of red with vertical colored stripes wool with sewn sequins and pompoms on sides, and the back is made of black velvet. These pieces, rolled into a ring of fabric, are wrapped around the head, bottomless. In some areas of Kachin State similar hats are of white color. Burma, 20th cent.