Dao/Yao Wedding Headcloth
Made with loving care, this headcloth was worn by a Yao/Dao bride as the final layer on an elaborate wedding headdress. Embroidery is in silk and cotton on a background of handwoven cotton dyed with dark indigo. The patterns are quite lively and complex. This older piece is in quite good condition, but has a bit of fugitive color in the white embroidery at the ends. Mid-20th century. Similar cloths are also used in Guangxi Province, China.
Size: 16.6 in. x 31.5 in