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CHINESE 16 Kingfisher feather hair ornaments, some silver, some with coral or gemstones.

CHINESE 16 Kingfisher feather hair ornaments, some silver, some with coral or gemstones. Jewellery for the hair!

China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hairpins; variously formed as insects, bats, birds, flowers and shou characters, some decorated with small pearls and coloured stones, 17.5cm max | Qing Dynasty | 2'600£ ~ sold (May '15)

Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hairpins; variously formed as insects, bats, birds, flowers and shou characters, some decorated with small pearls and coloured stones max

CHINESE 16 Kingfisher feather hair ornaments, some silver, some with coral or gemstones.

CHINESE 16 Kingfisher feather hair ornaments, some silver, some with coral or gemstones. from Rago Arts & Auction Center

China | Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hairpins and earpick-hairpins; variously formed as flowers and foliage, bats, birds and shou characters, decorated with pearls and coloured stones | Qing Dynasty | 1'700£ ~ sold (May '15)

Collection of gilt metal and Kingfisher feather hairpins and earpick-hairpins; variously formed as flowers and foliage, bats, birds and shou characters, decorated with pearls and coloured stones.

Inspiration!

patricia brown's machine knit sea urchins OH MY GOD! I want a collection of knit sea urchins!

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In China the Kingfishers feathers were a prized material that was inlaid into metal to decorated items. it is not surprising that the original birds were hunted to extinction.

110 Likes, 1 Comments - MAUA (@mauauam) on Instagram: “2017.7.24 ・ ・ おわんの花 ・ pink・black ・ 茎つき ・ ・ 裏に付いたブローチピンの加減で少し斜めに写ってますが、 おわんです。 ・ ・ ・ 布博in東京…”

110 Likes, 1 Comments - MAUA (@mauauam) on Instagram: “2017.7.24 ・ ・ おわんの花 ・ pink・black ・ 茎つき ・ ・ 裏に付いたブローチピンの加減で少し斜めに写ってますが、 おわんです。 ・ ・ ・ 布博in東京…”

Silver Quill Antiques and Gifts - Antique Hair Combs and Hair Ornaments  ...what special events did this hair ornament adorn the lady's hair...?

Silver Quill Antiques and Gifts - Antique Hair Combs and Hair Ornaments .what special events did this hair ornament adorn the lady's hair.if only I had hair thick enough to hold it!

SAGE'S PLAY: The Artist's Life: Wearing a Bold Headdress

Century Chinese Headdress made of leather, silk, bast fiber, mirrors, metal & glass.

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