The Cloth Tiger is a traditional Chinese toy with a long history. Being the king of animals, the Tiger is believed to have the ability to ward off evil spirits therefore protecting our family and homestead. In the old times, new born babies caught illness easily, and it was believed to be caused by the presence of evil spirits. So families would give their newborns hats, shoes or plush toys adorned with Tigers.
The cloth tiger plushie is very popular and you can find many different styles across China. However, despite the variations they all share common features such as big eyes and glaring teeth, as these characterise its intended ferocity. Another “trademark feature” is the striped marking upon their forehead which resembles the Chinese character for ‘King’. This cloth tiger not only has a cute face but also carries a kindhearted wish to protect your family.
– 17mm x 20mm x 16mm
– 32mm x 40mm x 33mm
Avoid placing in direct sunlight for a long period of time – unless you want a worn out, vintage look!
Dip the tip of a toothpick in superglue, gloss over the place where needed. As quickly and accurately as possible, paste the detached parts together and hold for a few seconds. Refrain from using too much glue as it can create stains, or get your hands dirty!
Tips: Clean with a soft bristle brush or water. Avoid using corrosive or adhesive detergents.
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