674 Elegant Orange and Black Silk Tiger Chinese Child's Hat

#674 Elegant Orange and Black Silk Tiger.  Dynamic Chinese Child’s Hat with fine silk embroidery on gold foil;  expressive face includes an applique nose with a small wanzi (swastika) sign which for the Chinese represents "conducive to well-being or auspicious”; black silk braids are attached to create the stripes of the orange silk tiger;  the word tiger or Hu is a homonym for wealth and blessings while the child also receives from the tiger power, robust health, and protection form evil spirits. Blue silk lining; excellent condition; late 19th century; Han Chinese; 20” circumference  


  • Price: $550

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