668 Majestic Black Silk Chinese Tiger Hat

#668 Majestic Black Silk Tiger Hat with luscious silk embroidery on gold foil paper; “Wang” character on forehead means “king” as in king of the animals; Tiger frightens evil spirits and represent protection for the young boys; Good facial features. Purple silk back flap has a bat for happiness created from couched silk braids and metal threads; gold silk top knot; light blue silk lining; excellent condition; c 1900- 1910; Han Chinese from northern China.   

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