Rare Vintage Karen Hill Tribe Decorative Sequined Temple Hat For Sale
I have compiled a wealth of uniq
I have compiled a wealth of unique treasures,
antiques and artworks from Asia with a fantastic
and mysterious history from travels, China,
Japan, Bali, Tibet, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia,
Taiwan, Philippines, Laos and Vietnam.
My fascination with Asia inspired me to move
here from England and become an avid
collector/buyer of Asian oriental antique
statues, carvings, puppets, bronzes and unique
objects, other items have been from years of
collecting and accumulating from estates,
private collections and sales.
RARE VINTAGE KAREN HILL TRIBE DECORATIVE
SEQUINED TEMPLE HAT
Made from a stiff cotton with
individually hand sewn sequins, this
is a rare temple hat.
much of the population of northern Thailand has been composed of ethnic
groups commonly known as 'hill tribes'. The largest of these is the
Karen group numbering around 400,000 in Thailand.
The two main
Karen groups in Thailand are the Sgaw and Pwo Karen. The Karen Hill
tribes Trust works with the largest, the Sgaw Karen, who live in the
Khun Yuam and Mae La Noi districts of the Mae Hong Son Province.
Their history in
northern Thailand can be traced back to the twelfth century. It is
thought that Karen originally came from Tibet, through China, and
eventually to Thailand.
In Thailand they
mostly live in the more remote mountainous areas due west of Chiang Mai.
They are subsistence farmers who live at peace with nature and the
forests. The Karen settled in what is termed the 'middle level' in the
mountains, namely between 800 and 1,800 meters.
semi-nomadic people using swidden (slash and burn) farming methods,
moving around on a seven year cycle. However, around 1968 the Government
insisted that they must stop moving around. They were offered Thai ID
and land rights if they could prove longevity. Now they are settled but
their lifestyle is still influenced by their culture.
Due to the size, shape and being
slightly fragile, some pieces will
have to be specially wrapped, boxed
and insured for loss only which
shows in the shipping cost, I do not
intend to take any chances with
better safe than sorry, it would be
heart breaking to think it arrived
broken and deserves looking after.
There are a lot of retired American,
English, Germans etc living here in
Thailand enjoying their last days in
hotter tropical climes. With being
out and about every day looking for
items to buy I meet many foreigners
living in strange out of the way
places, I also do a lot of
advertising in local papers etc
saying I will buy any collections,
Antiques and so on, things are
starting to pick up, I am getting a
few Thai ladies calling saying their
husbands have passed away and have
items that they do not know what to
do with, there is some great stuff
Height of hat:
Weight: 1.3 kilo.
I LIST NEW ITEMS EVERY WEEK,
CHECK OUT MY WEIRD AND WONDERFUL ITEMS UP FOR sale.
READ THIS BEFORE YOU offer:
postal service charges $30.00 a kilo by air, land sea is
a lot cheaper but takes longer. I cannot be held
responsible for your countries import taxes or any other
duties that have to be paid or control what Thai post
charges for shipping.
from Thailand can take between 10 to 28 days depending
on the postal service and area so please be patient.
Thai post only insures for loss and not
I try my best to bring
you unique and sometimes very rare items, I
travel to many out of the way places where there
are no hotels, its normally my bike, sleeping
a tree and lots of mosquito's, to bring you
these pieces. I can sell you an item, wrap it as
carefully as I can and then ship it to you. I
cannot control what Thai post charges for
shipping or tell you the exact time it takes to
arrive to you, and can only give you a rough
idea from past dealings, I have no control what
so ever over any postal service's or U.S. customs.
I use bubble wrap and peanuts to cushion each
item from possible mishandling during shipping.
If for any reason, the item is broken, please
email within 24 hours along withpictures of the
broken item, original box inside and outside.
I try to take good
photo's with different angles, I also put all
the information I know about the piece on the
page including Height, Width and Weight, I also state clearly at the bottom of the
page what it will cost me to ship it to you, I
do not charge for the box and wrapping which is
also expensive here as it has to be imported.
Don't be leaving me a 2 or 3 star rating about
shipping or anything else, everything you need
to know is here on the page, if you disagree
with these conditions go elsewhere. There are many
new buyers now on taking advantage of good
honest sellers leaving negative response and low
DSR's for silly reasons.
10 -28 Days
10 -20 Days £20.00
Thank you for looking.
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