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: May 23, 2010

Posted by Venessa Kalofonou

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The tiger is sticking his tongue out to show you he does not mean to bite you (or else the tiger may have shown you his fangs/teeth instead or looked at you with his eyes to check what you may be up to. He is placing more energy and emphasis towards his tongue by sticking it out and therefore lessening the focus and concentration of the use of his eyes. Basically making himself harmless, indicating bravery by making himself defenseless or showing how daring he can be by giving you the benefit of a doubt by "trusting you".

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