Explore the CollectionHat

Measurements
length 40cm x w 36cm
Place of Origin
China
Historical Period/Date
20th Century (1970-1999 Late)
Registration Number
2004-048
Donated/Purchased
Donated
Techniques
Surface Stitchery,
Objects
Costume - Children - Headwear,Hats,

Physical Description

Dong Minority child's hat constructed from six triangular embroidered sections, with attached brim and back flap. Each section is embroidered with an enclosed serpentine design using a whipped cord made from tightly bound silk threads. The cord is couched and outlined in fine Pekinese stitch. Back flap and brim are of hand-dyed indigo fabric with an applied border of red cotton. Top knot is padded red cotton. The red ball on top of the hat emulates the jewelled insignia worn on the hats of court officials.

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