An early 20th century boy's tiger hat, probably in cotton, to confuse evil spirits and protect, painted and appliquéd. The black face has appliqué eyes and mouth with a padded nose, the eyes with metal bead pupils. The yellow back and legs have painted black markings. Blue cotton interior.
Condition Good: Some surface marks and losses to threads. Please see photographs.
Size 14 cm across eyes; back seam 22cm.
From the Dr Jocelyn Chatterton collection
Ref “Chinese Silks and Sewing Tools” by Jocelyn Chatterton Pub 2002
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