The head cloth is composed of an indigo coloured central panel bordered by yellow, red and white vertical strips of cloth. Both ends of the cloth are finished with cord and thick red tassels. The textile acts as a headdress and forms part of a Lisu woman’s outfit worn for special occasions or weddings. It is worn in association with belt 106/2000/6, apron 106/2000/2, shin sleeves 106/2000/4/1 and tunic 106/2000/7. Donor information is lacking for this item so details of its exact provenance are unknown. The head cloth can clearly be observed in the reproduction postcard from the V & A collection ‘Lissyu women in gala attire’. A modern example was also commissioned in 2001 on behalf of the James Green Charitable Trust, Brighton (WA508733). A very clear photographic example is also documented in ‘The Vanishing Tribes of Burma’ (Diran 1997:65).