466 Bai Minority Girls Pomegranate/Butterfly Hat

#466  Bai Minority Girls Pomegranate Butterfly Hat; Classic symbolic hat from the Dali Area of Yunnan Province; Attached ru-yi (“may your wished come true”) shaped crown embroidered with flowers and attached pompoms on hand-made springs (Jung Balls…the Hero’s Courage); two side attached circles with pink peony (wealth and worldly glory); Reverse appliqued composite image of butterfly(happiness) and pomegranate on the back; three base metal Immortal figures on front;; silver foil couching on edges; cotton print lining ; some soiling of the pink silk brocade base; c 1960; collected by the late Peter Nelson in late 1980’s 20” circumference    


  • Price: $88

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