Akha Vintage Bamboo Headdress
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Akha Vintage Bamboo Headdress

  • Akha Vintage Bamboo Headdress
  • Materials: hand shaved and wound bamboo structure adorned with vintage glass trade beads and woven fabric trim.
  • Age: Mid to late 20th century
  • The Akha are closely related with the Hani of Yunnan province, China, the Akha-Hani complex numbers about two to three million people, but with just over 70,000 members in Thai territory. The Akha speak a language in the Lolo/Yi branch of the Tibeto-Burman language group, but have no traditional written language. The Akha are traditionally subsistence farmers, growing a variety of crops including rice and corn.
  • Though many Akha, especially younger people, profess Christianity, Akha Zang (The Akha Way), a total lifestyle proscribed in the oral literature of the Akhas, still runs deep in the consciousness of older generations. The Akha Way combines animism, ancestor worship and their deep relationship with the land. For an Akha, the Akha Way is a way of life which extends beyond simple religious practice and infuses every aspect of their existence. The Akha Way emphasizes rituals in everyday life and stresses strong family ties.
  • Origin of this Headdress is Northern Thailand
  • THE WOVEN FABRIC SHAWL IS A SEPARATE LISTING/ MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.


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