Infant's hat made of black silk, lined with red cotton. The hat has an open crown and is decorated with embroidery, sequins and metal wrapped in thread in the form of a tiger. The head of the tiger is made three-dimensional by folding down the stiffened silk ears, which have little tufts of fur.

Collected by the donor's aunt, Hilda Wilson, who was a missionary at the China Inland Mission in Szechwan from the 1930s until 1947.

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