672 Classic Orange Silk Chinese Child's Tiger Hat

#672 Classic Orange Silk Tiger Chinese Children’s Hat. A good example of the protective tiger hat given to young boys to protective them from evils spirits and to imbue them with the strength and courage of the tiger, who is known of the King of the Animals. On the tiger’s forehead is the Chinese character “wang” for “king”. Chain-stitched stripes are added to the orange silk body; On black silk base are silver foil applique designs with silk embroidery; Black flap has a silk embroidered butterfly for happiness surrounded by endless knots of couched wrapped metal (some of which are damaged); Good blue silk lining; early 20th century; northern China; Han Chinese; 19” circumference   

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  • Price: $400

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