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The innovative application and research of folk cloth tiger in children's clothing

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DOI: 10.25236/soshu.2021.036


Jiayu Cao, Xiaodan Li

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Jiayu Cao


Chinese people's worship of the tiger has a long history, which can be traced back to the Fuxi period. The tiger is regarded as a symbol of bravery, health and strength among the people. In the period of underdeveloped medicine, there are always children died without cause, parents will use the tiger image made tiger cloth tiger, tiger shoes, tiger hat in order to hope that the tiger can protect their children, to help children to drive away the demons of disease, hope that the child can be as strong and brave as the tiger. Folk cloth art tiger contains the good expectation and blessing of the family to the child. This paper will analyze the form, characteristic, pattern and implication of the folk cloth tiger element, and explain how the traditional folk tiger element is applied in the innovative application of modern children's clothing.


Cloth art tiger, children's wear, innovation application