Akha Oma Hat

You’ll love it because: Handmade with upcycled aluminium, Job’s tears and iconic embroidery, traditional Akha Oma hats can be worn or used as a decorative piece.

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$55.00$65.00

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The Akha Oma of northern Laos love to used silver discs, Job’s Tear seeds and pom poms for their headdresses. Akha women wear these during ceremonies and special occasions, and the whimsical pompom actually wards off evil spirits.

These hats are crafted by Akha Oma artisans who collaborate with us through our Village Weavers Projects. We use aluminium pieces from recycled soft drink cans, in lieu of silver.

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Color

Multi-Color-1, Multi-Color-2

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Made by Akha
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