Hair Combs: China, Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, Central Asia
The collection includes all types of hair ornaments: combs, pins, diadems, crowns, and tiaras.
Joost Daalder, "Side view of a bridal crown. It is silver-gilt, and the tassels also include corals. This is a supreme example of Uzbeki design and workmanship in all respects. Bought from Linda Pastorino about 4-5 years ago (otherwise it would have appeared in Truus's *Ethnic jewellery and Adornment*!). This is a daily companion for us, so to speak."
Frontal/temporal ornament ("Manglai-tuzi). Khorezm (Uzbekistan), c.1850. Materials: silver [gilt], turquoises, corals, mother-of-pearl, glass. Techniques: forging, stamping, gilding. State Museum of History of Uzbekistan. Description (p. 242) and photo (p. 181) from *A Song in Metal: Folk Art of Uzbekistan* (Tashkent, 1986). Source: Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment.