Tigers in Asian art – Telegraph   1 comment

Paintings on ceramic tile from the Chinese Han...
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Sidney D. Gamble, China, Child in Tiger Costume, 1917-19


The ferocious power of the tiger makes it an ideal protector. A photograph from renowned sociologist Sidney Gamble taken in the early 20th century will be on display depicting a small child in a tiger costume. Traditionally striped costumes were worn to frighten off evil spirits. Even today in China, children are dressed in tiger costumes for protection and to bring health, wealth and happiness the wearer.

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Posted November 7, 2010 by dmacc502 in History

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  1. The ancient as well as the modern is beautiful.

    “Mysterious Japan” http://is.gd/NOq2Bo

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