Hairpin, sawkahrong. Type used by men and women. Pointed bamboo pin, carved with three consecutive rounded ball shapes near the broad end. Lacquered in red at the wide end, over black: the balls in black each with six white lines, the lacquer worn away completely at the tip.
Line drawings of hairpins, but not this style, in N.E.Parry 1932 The Lakhers London: Macmillan p40 `bamboo lacquered hairpins used by men and women sawkahrongâ€™ See description of hairpins in N.E.Parry 1932 The Lakhers London: Macmillan, pp33 and 39.