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  Akha woman (Thailand)

 

Thailand

Akha women belonging to the Loimi group. They can be identified by the headdress (fig.) they are wearing, which is different from other subgroups, e.g. the U Lo (fig.) and Pahmi (fig.).

 

For the Loimi this exists of a brimless hat decorated in the front with silver buttons and silver balls, and in the back with a silver plate. The balls are made by hammering a silver coin into a pre-shaped concave in a wooden block, creating half a ball; the process is repeated and the halves are then joined.

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  Akha woman (Thailand)