July 12, 2012
A private collector from Southern California expressed interest in the tail and he had a traditional Liu Bei head that it would match well with it so I met up with him and a friend one Sunday afternoon.

As we unpacked the tail and spread it out for them to inspect we talked shop about different tails we’ve seen over the years and compared similarities and differences with this tail. The head he had matched colors nearly perfectly as you can see in these shots of the front and back.

front back

Although I’ll miss the tail I’m glad to know that it’s part of a whole lion once again, and even better it’ll be used in actual performances, not just stuck collecting dust in a museum or stuffed in a box forgotten somewhere. What a great ending to this tail’s story!