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19th Century Tribal Yao Kim Mun Lantien Sha Yunnan Celestial Crown

Lot: 20

Circa 1880.
Hand-hammered mixed white metal that features woven human hair dyed black hand woven organic fibers holds human hair in place and more than 82 individual metal elements of edging pins that orbit the center of this Southeast Asian Old Pawn Crown 2 hand-woven black fiber loops are on the backs opposing sides.
Red David Howard Tribal Arts sticker 1139A catalogue number.
Approximate dimensions: 5 1/2 inches diameter..
Similar examples in The Yao: The Mien and Mun Yao in China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand by Jess Pourret page 144 illustration 355 and page 164.
Condition: Some patina and signs of use.

Up for Auction on January 23, 2021

Estimate: $500 - 1,000

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