Decorated Breast Cloth worn by girls of the Akha tribe in Northern Thailand.
The tin pieces have been attached by hand.
The entire garment has been hand stitched.
It is fastened onto the body with the string ties on the side.
Estimated to be from the 1960s
SIZE: 37cm when folded over, breadth 22cm
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.