Tiger hat

For special occasions, Chinese mothers dress their young children in hats representing powerful animals such as tigers. It was believed that tigers frightened away evil spirits and ensured a prosperous future. While fierce in nature, the tiger on this hat is portrayed as non-hostile and charming. Behind each ear is a beautiful embroidered butterfly symbolizing happiness.


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If a festival hat was made for you, which animal would you choose and which of its qualities would you hope were transmitted to you?

responded: Mar 31, 2010

Posted by Prince Ferdinand

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If an animal hat were to be made for me, the animal depicted on it would be a purple beaver. Purple is my favourite colour and beavers are hard-working, family oriented animals that are patriotically Canadian. In my opinion, these are good qualities that I would like to possess.

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