An Authentic Loimi Akah Ancestral Headdress--Shan State, Burma
These are typically ancestral and handed down through generations.This example is in excellent condition and shows great wear of use.
It is of mixed materials including: Silver(over 4 pounds of silver),Edwardian Silver Coins, French Trade Silver Coins, Indigo Hand Spun Cotton, Wood, Glass Trade Beads, Dyed Chechen Down, Dyed Goats Hair
Dates of Edwardian Silver Coins 1872-1914
Dates of French Silver Coins 1896 -1907
The Akha or Kaw minority originated in Yunnan, southern China and live in south east Shan state of Burma on the borderlands of China, Laos and Thailand. They are divided into seven clans. As their folklore has it,these seven clans represent seven brothers from whom all Akhas reputedly derive.
REF: The Vanishing Tribes of Burma-
Richard K. Diran pp 92-99
The Jewelry of South East Asia
Anne Richter pp 120-121