776 Red Brocade Silk Han Chinese Childs Tiger Wind Hat with Mirror Eyes

$ 145.00

#776 Red Brocade Silk Bugged-Eyed Tiger Chinese Han Child’s Wind Hat. The tiger is the protector of children and this tiger has the special features of reflective mirrors for eyes which are believed to be able to reveal evil spirits in disguise. Other facial features consistently use elaborate couched metallic threads on green silk appliqué pieces; silk floss tassels on handmade springs add color but also show some wear; generally good condition; early 20th c from northern China; 20” circumference; 14” length; p 63 Hidden Meanings in Chinese Children’s Clothing and Accessories                  

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Textile Treasures specializes in traditional hand-made vintage Chinese Children’s Hats as well as Chinese Minority textiles and jewelry.

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