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Hmong Rooster Hat

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | November 17, 2021

This is a traditional Hmong hat shaped like a rooster cockscomb. It is made by combining two panels of identical design and has multiple layers of geometric appliqués in pink, white, green, and yellow on red and tan background. 
It was made between 1975-95.