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An early C20th Chinese boy's tiger hat, probably in cotton

An early C20th Chinese boy's tiger hat, probably in cotton

Code: 261012

£130.00 Approx $173.33, €145.41

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