The Multi-colored Fut San Lion Head is hand-made in China. Made in size #2. The Fut San lion dance head has white fur made of ostrich feather and comes complete with matching 13' body and attached tail, collar. This set is designed with a layer of beaded material to reflect light and make the head and body appear to sparkle. These sets are made for Chinese southern style traditional lion dance which originated from Guangdong.
The meticulous process of making the Southern Fut San 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. The single horn is associated with the legend of a mythical monster called Nian.
Opening at bottom of head is approximately 19" x 21". Approximate Shipping Weight: 40 lbs. Front, Side, Back, and Top views shown.