This is an antique Chinese infant silk embroidered lotus flower wind hat dates from the 1920s. It is 16" in circumference, hand stitched, made of a black silk fabric, with colorful varying shades of pink and gold silk raised satin stitch hand embroidered lotus flowers. The lotus flower is a symbol of purity, which rises unsullied through the muddy water. This charming child's wind hat has a back flap drape covering the back of the neck for warmth and is fully lined in a red cotton fabric, with warm padding sewn inside. The hat measures 13 inches long from the forehead to the bottom of the flap. An opening across the top is loosely stitched to allow for some head growth.
These Han Chinese children's and infant hats were designed to provide protection from evil spirits, demons, and ghosts, but also to influence the wearing with important qualities such as wealth, health, courage, academic success, happiness, long life, grace and beauty. This is truly a beautiful piece of one of a kind antique Chinese textile art is suitable for a small infant and would make for a wonderful display piece or a bonnet for a beautiful baby doll! Shows age, fraying, small holes, and some discoloration, but overall in good condition.
This sweet little embroidered silk bonnet will be perfect for your darling baby, baby doll, or decorative display. We invite you to make your own precious memories with this precious Chinese infant hat. Thank you for visiting our store.
Circa 1920s Chinese Infant Silk Embroidered Lotus Flower Wind Hat
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