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The Textile Museum Doffs its Chinese Children’s Hats

CHINESE CHILDREN’S HATS MAKE FOR A COLOURFUL KICKOFF TO THE TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA’S 40TH YEAR

Textile Museum of Canada Chinese children's hats

The Textile Museum features Intricately embroidered hats and other children’s garments from China

FEBRUARY 11 TO MAY 24  What’s your spirit animal? If you were a child in early 20th-century China, you probably had many of them—dragons, tigers, rabbits and more, stitched into hats and other garments to help ensure good fortune and ward off bad. More than 80 of these elaborate pieces are featured in a Textile Museum of Canada exhibition that honours the love and protection bestowed on children by their crafty mothers and grandmothers. Titled Good Beginnings, the show also serves a second purpose: its artifacts comprise one of the original collections bequeathed to the museum, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.  —Craig Moy

• Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave., 416-599-5321; textilemuseum.ca
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