Boy with silk animal face hat, Kunming, 1945
© 2010 Rosemary Booker
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: RB-t0887. Traditionally, animal face hats were made by a maternal grandmother for her grandson. The animal face (especially the large teeth and eyes) would frighten evil spirits away. The fruit in the foreground could be tangor. Photograph by Air Vice-Marshal A.L. Fiddament, taken during a round the world fact finding trip. Caption in Air Vice-Marshal A.L. Fiddament's notebook: Kunming. V. small child in highly coloured frock. 29/11/45.
Thursday 29 November 1945