child's hat

Black corduroy child's hat, probably worn by a boy, with gathered opening at the crown and appliquéd circles of fabric embroidered with pink flowers and yin-yang symbols. The hat has two horns and the front is embroidered with a padded yellow tiger face with ears and teeth. Three white silver plate amulets below this on the front. Lined in blue damask.

Described by the collector as originating from the Bai ethnic group, which is one of the minority groups living in Yunnan province. The majority of them live in the Bai autonomous prefecture at Dali, west of Yunnan province. Only a small number of them are scattered in Sichuan or Guizhou provinces.

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