- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Asia > Thailand > Chiang Mai Province
- Mrs Joy Martin
- Acquisition date
- September 04, 1979
- Acquisition method
- Purchased from Mrs Joy Martin
- Raw material
- Cotton; acrylic wool; beads; metal
- H: 270 mm W: 200 mm L: D: 170 mm Circum:
Black cotton cylinder-shaped hat with blue cotton patches with embroidery designs. Bright pink acrylic/wool and beaded tassels adorn the top of the hat. The sides are embellished with small bright pink pom poms and there is a padded addition in blue cotton and brightly coloured cotton rim at the rear. There are two blue cotton and embroidered ear covers, and there is a beaded chin band with a bell at each end.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.
Child's hat. Items 23908 to 24133 and 24322 to 24331 were the private collection of Mrs Martin who went to the Province with the American Baptist Mission to set up an international marketing organisation for the tribal arts, mainly textile. Almost all items were exhibited in Museum Display No. 15, 1980. Other Thai Hill tribes items purchased from Mrs Martin can be found at 24425 to 24438.