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Hat - Artifacts

Lavender brocade pillbox hat with gilt raised dragons, metal god of longevity, rosettes, pompoms, mirrors, tassels, and metal Chinese characters. This hat appears to be made from one rectangular piece of cardboard covered with purple brocade on the outside and muslin on the inside, then folded into pillbox shape. These is an aqua circle design appliqued to the top. There are 2 ribbons stitched around the circumference of the hat. One band is maroon satin with a then white and red border. There are metal mesh designs, small metal mirrors surrounded in gold, and 4 metal characters surrounded in a daisy design stitched into the band. At the center front is a gold metal God of Longevity holding a pearl. On opposite sides are 2 swirls of pink and green satin. Hanging from each of these are tassels consisting of small mirrors surrounded in gold, and a pink, yellow, and green tassel braided at the top. There are 2 yellow and green pompoms attached to the top edges. At the center is a red loop and 2 multi-colored pompoms. One of the pompoms is encircled in cording and wire, and a gold design is attached.
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