About this object

History of use

Worn by Hmong children during New Year festivities.

Physical description

Hat with stepped rectangular sides that create open spaces at the top in the shape of diamonds. Hat is black with red border and red upside-down "T" shaped appliques on either side. Appliques are decorated with embroidered swirl designs. The front of the hat has a thick seam with horizontal red, white, black and green stripes and white triangles.