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Asian ➔ Chinese Dragon Costume

Identifier:
E2007.59.1a-b
Description:
Chinese Dragon costumre for 17 children: 2 wear the head, 14 wear the body, and one wears the tail. The Head is papier mache painted red, orange, green, yellow and black. It has an open mouth, sequined and bejeweled eyes and flashlights that light up inside its tin can nostrils. The body is supported by arched wooden dowels, and is made of red fabric with red and gold drapery tassels.;This costume was made by students at North Park Elementary School for the celebration of Chinese New Years. They paraded and danced in the costume at the Public Museum's Van Andel Museum Center. Chinese Dragon cosutmes are frequently associated with the important celebration of New years in many Asian cultures. This costume will be used as part of the education collection to teach about ethnic festivals, celebrations and holidays.;Made by teachers and students of North Park Elementary School to celebrate Chinese New Years in 2007. They paraded and danced at Vanl Andel Museum Center to commemorate the event.;See provenance;Signed in silver paint on the back of the head, by all the students who made it.;This costume was made by students at North Park Elementary School for the celebration of Chinese New Years. They paraded and danced in the costume at the Public Museum's Van Andel Museum Center. Chinese Dragon cosutmes are frequently associated with the important celebration of New years in many Asian cultures. This costume will be used as part of the education collection to teach about ethnic festivals, celebrations and holidays.
Date:
2007
Materials:
Hand Painted, Paper Mache, Cloth, Wood Dowels, Plastic, Paint, Duct Tape, Tin Cans, Faux Hair
Dimensions:
22" h 25" w 48" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Collection Tier:
Tier 3
Source:
Gift Of North Park Elementary School Students
Related Entities:
North Park Elementary School Students (creator) Washburn, April (donor)