670 Protective Yellow Silk Tiger Chinese Child's Hat

#670 Protective Yellow Silk Tiger Hat. Good example of the orange silk tiger complete with black chain-stitched stripes and a stuffed perky tail. Hat typically given to young Han Chinese to protect them from evil spirits and to give them strength and courage.  Black and white silk base has embroidered butterflies (happiness) and Buddha hands (happiness and long life) on silver foil. Separate purple silk back flap has fine metallic wrapped threads creating designs of flowers and butterflies with a white silk center with more embroidery on silver foil; blue silk lining; early 20th century; northern China; 18” circumference     

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  • Price: $390

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