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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Why is the tiger sticking out its tongue?

responded: Apr 7, 2010

Posted by lotus

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This kinds of hats are worn by children for good health, it's function is to chase away evil spirits, hence the powerful animals. I agree with most people who had responded that with the tongue sticking out, the tiger looks more lively and also more powerful.

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