800 Sweet Circular Longevity Han Scholar's Silk Hat

$ 60.00

#800 Sweet roof-shaped Circular Longevity Han Child’s Scholar’s Hat. Silk hat promising the wearer's success with the imperial exams while the circular longevity symbol provides long-life with harmony and balance; the gourds on the sides that are created with exceptionally fine braid embroidery and the small gourd on top are powerful as fertility symbols that can ward off evil; the bottom is decorated with ribbons; lined with cotton and polished cotton; good condition with a missing silver foil circle; late 19th c; 20” circumference; 5tall; p 48 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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