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Antique Chinese Embroidered Silk Children's Hat

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1243296
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Adorable and whimsical antique baby's hat in the image of a Chinese lion, made of teal silk with golden stitched flowers and swirled designs, side panels in black silk with stitched koi fish in bright multicolors, black back panel with embroidered butterflies, a beautiful, deep purple back flap with gold stitching and an embroidered bird sitting under flowers. The hat's interior is bright red silk. The lion has a wide, silly grin with accordion-like teeth and its tongue sticking out, and has bright purple irises and a purple silk nose. The Chinese would adorn their babies in these hats during big celebrations such as the Lunar Festival to confuse and ward off spirits. Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) Size: 11.5" tall, 6" wide