Chinese Hood

Date Created: 11 November 2006

Source: Field Trip of Dr. Nick Fox to Beijing, China.

Owner: Dr. Nick Fox Collection.

Location: UK.

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This modern hood, to fit a saker, has some interesting features, seemingly combining aspects of traditional Eastern and Western designs. Note the unique decorative cut-out leather plate at the rear and tags attached to the Arab-style braces which have characteristic Chinese elements. The topknot combines a Turk's head knot with a horsehair plume, which is both typically Chinese whilst echoing plumes found on Dutch hoods.

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