This beautiful Gold Southern Lion Dance head is hand-made in China and is size #2. The lion head with Gold (Yellow) fur comes with a matching body that is approximately 13' long with attached tail and separate collar. These sets are made for southern style traditional lion dance. The Chinese Southern Lion dance originated from Guangdong.
The meticulous process of making the Southern Lion Heads are divided into 4 major stages, framing, papering, painting, and adorning. Each lion head is made of a strong Bamboo frame construction with the second step of applying 6 layers of gauze paper, after drying applying laser paper with gum water. It is then hand painted in a traditional manner by craftsmen with the knowledge of calligraphy and basic skills. In the final step, the adorning is the process of attaching the multiple colors of wool fur decorating the forehead, nose, mouth, horn, beard, eyebrows and eyelids. Then not to forget to attach the mirror to the forehead that signifies praying with the Buddha.
Opening at bottom of head is approximately 19" x 21". Approximate Shipping Weight: 40 lbs. Front, Side, Back, and Top views shown.