Hair Combs: China, Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, Central Asia

The collection includes all types of hair ornaments: combs, pins, diadems, crowns, and tiaras.


Hair Combs: China, Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, Central Asia

  • 591 Pins

Forehead band, attributed to Safranbolu, Asia Minor (silver gilt, filigree, coral & glass paste)

Head band hair stick with coral bead work , king fisher feather and ivory figural Mongolia 19th c (colletion of Linda Pastorino)

Set of three Kingfisher headdress ornaments with amber , , used by Manchu groups , Daghur , Khorchin and Tumet groups , Mongolian 19th c (collection of Linda Pastorino)

Hardstone jade and branch coral , 17th/.18th c Mongolia, from a headdress. (collection Linda Pastorino)

Group of Manchu headdress ornaments, coral beading , branch coral, and hardstone, with kingfisher, group of Mongolia 19th c (collection of Linda Pastorino)

coral and green turquoise , silver hair ring Tibetan 19th c (private collection Linda Pastorino)

hair pin and headdress ornaments. The pin is Mongolian , inlaid with amazonite and coral, the hair button is carved coral and Amazonite inlaid into gilt bronze. The later is 18th c. and Tibetan. (private collection Linda Pastorino)

Fresh water pearl and silver hair pin, Mongolia early 20th c (private collection Linda Pastorino)

Three stone headdress ornament, coral, turquoise worn by men in their top knots. Amdo or Kham region , Tibet. lt. 19th/ early 20th c (private collection Linda Pastorino)

Mongolia | Ritual headdress element; wood, textile and bone | ca. 1938 or earlier

Mongolia | Headdress; gemstones, beads and silk | ca. 1935 or earlier

Qing Dynasty hair ornament with two colors of kingfisher feathers on gold.

Uzbekistan | Old Silver, gilt silver, turquoise and amethyst comb. Bukhara

Superb Mandchu diadem ornated with symbols of good fortune like three bats (in the center and on each side), pears and pomegranates of gemstones. The metal is embellished with kingfisher feathers inlaid. The decor is set with wire to create a theatre perspective (see photograph 2). Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Width : 4 3/8 inch Height : 1 1/8 inch Depth : 5/8 inch

Headdress ornament, 14th–16th century, Yuan (1271–1368)–Ming (1368–1644) dynasty. China. Jade (nephrite); H. 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); L. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902 (02.18.391). Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Register 1954: Woman's hair ornament made of yellow metal disk with repousse floral ornament and seven studs of red composition; copper pin on back.

Comb. Birds and flowers. Made of gilded and engraved silver. Ornament (pair). Made of filigree gold; also silver.

Mongolia | Ordos Tribe Married Woman’s Headdress and Ear Pendants, c 1900 | Photograph taken at the Art Institute of Chicago

Mongolian full headdress of an unusual shape, made of coral with silver. From the archives of wellknown collector and dealer Linda Pastorino, who has handled many great pieces over the years, of which this is one.

Mongolia | Woman's headdress (front view) from Khalkha, Darkham beile; Silver, turquoise and coral | ©The Splendour of Ethnic Jewelry: From the Colette and Jean-Pierre Ghysels Collection. Text: France Borel. Photographs: John Bigelow Taylor. Thames and Hudson, 1994. Page 170

Crown Ornament for a Deity, Tibet, 17th - 19th Century. Gilt silver, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, garnets, pearls, lapis lazuli, coral, shell, and turquoise

Wedding crown with kingfisher feathers, Qing Dynasty

Man's hair ornament, East Tibet, Jade and silver.

Silver filigree hair ring with inlaid turquoise , Tibetan , 18th c (private collection Linda Pastorino)

Vietnam National Museum of History: Mũ xung thiên (King's cap), royal collection of the Nguyen dynasty, 19th - 20th century