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Traditional hood in China, Ha me tou

Chinese traditional hood for the Goshawk in low resolution

Date Created: 01 July 2008

Chinese goshawk hood, Ha me tou. This is a traditional hood used for Goshawks in Northern Chinese falconry, "Ha me tou" One of the Traditional Chinese hood styles, rather unflattering the name translates to mean "Toad Head". The pattern on the back flap is cut the pattern of an old Chinese lucky coin, this style of hood was used by the Emperors and Dukes of ancient China. Recent finds have unearthed a Chinese Dukes tomb buried some 800 years ago and found one of these hoods amongst his belongings buried with him.

Author: Alan Gates

Source: Alan Gates

Owner: Alan Gates

Location: China

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