Personal Style – Headgear

Headgear of child in Karen tribe
Headgear of child in Karen tribe

I love different styles of personal adornment. These women of the Karen tribe make fanciful headgear that reminds me of western wedding veils.

Headgear on child in Karen tribal village
Headgear on child in Karen tribal village
Karen child with her play toy
Karen child with her play toy
Karen Longneck - head of village
Karen Longneck – head of village

Maria, weaver

Maria belongs to the Karen tribe originally from Burma but now living in northern Thailand.

I first met Maria in 2012 at her village near Chiang Mia Thailand.

Maria, from the Karen tribe
Maria, 2012, in her village near the Burma border.

She was very shy but showed me how she created beautiful weavings for sale.

In 2013, when we met again, I brought the photo I took and had her pose with it.

Maria at 8
Maria, weaver from the Karen tribe living in Northern Thailand

By the time I returned in 2015, she was quite the salesperson and I bought seven of her beautiful woven scarves.

Maria is 10 in 2015
Maria is 10 in 2015