Asian Heritage Month Talk at NYCL: East Asian Fashion
Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m.
North York Central Library Auditorium
Please call 416-395-5639 to register
Come and join us as Susan Fohr from the Textile Museum of Canada talks about 19th century East Asian fashion, robes, headdresses etc., from the museum's beautiful collection. The focus of this program is on design, materials, techniques, function and symbolism.
Asia: East Asia, China, Hebei; Han people
Late 19th to early 20th century
Silk padded and stiffened with card and embroidered with metal and silk thread
17 cm x 11 cm
Gift of Fred Braida
T86.0603 Textile Museum of Canada
An orange silk tiger appears to be riding the top of this child’s hat with its paws clutching either side of the black earflaps. Wavy embroidered stitches suggest the tiger’s stripes, while fringes embellish its paws and belly, and the teeth in its open, grinning mouth are formed by a tiny curved row of pleated white silk.