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: Apr 2, 2012

Posted by Alex

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Well since it is the year of the dragon, I think I would choose the dragon because in chinese culture, the dragon is a very powerful creature and a creature with great fortune. It is also known for its traits for being brave and couragous. And it can also sometimes breathe fire!! (but not all dragons can) Well I would love for all the traits to be transmitted to me, because I am a rather shy and quiet person in public and I really need some courage and bravery at the moment. I would also love to breathe fire! What a cool trick that would be! :) Even if it was a ballon animal that would be awesome
 

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