522 Antique Dong Minority Girls Festival Hat

#522 Densely Embroidered Dong Minority Festival Hat; Intricate classic Dong embroidery with silk gimped (wrapped) thread outlines with tight infilling of “knots with a tail” ; 8 appliqué sections are edged with gold foil couching and attached to a padded brown silk base which has wear; several designs of two dragons guarding a treasure; clean sequins; lined with worn handwoven indigo-dyed cotton; c 1950; collected by Peter Nelson in early 1990s; from Liping County, Guizhou Province; 20” circumference            


  • Price: $60

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