Yao Hill Tribe Star Pattern Headscarf
Original woman's headscarf from the Yao tribe. Hand embroidered, slightly worn. This museum quality piece with it's distinctive star designs, would look great framed or as an accent on a side table. One-of-a-kind.
The origins of the Yao tribe date back to Southern China, 2000 years ago. The Yaos are expert weavers, dyers and embroiderers. In the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D.220), they wove with fabrics made from tree bark and dyed it with grass seeds. In the Song Dynasty, they developed delicate designs dyed on white cloth with indigo and beeswax. Today the Yao people continue the tradition with clothing marked by intricate hand-embroidered geometric designs in silk.p>
Dimensions: 14" x 14"