Large Pr Antique Chinese Kingfisher Feather Ornaments. $650 for the pair
Qing hair ornaments
A Richly Ornamented Kingfisher Feather Court Headdress. Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. Highly ornate headdresses of this type were worn with ritual clothes by Manchu ladies on special holidays or informal ceremonial occasions. The technique of inlaying feathers is called dianzi, meaning 'dotting the kingfishers', whereby the feather is cut into shape and attached with glue onto the base.
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Unusual Antique Tibetan Pilgrims Cap lavishly encrusted with natural Turquoise nuggets, agate, and horn beads was handcrafted approximately 100 years ago in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (Xizang). The crown on this unique cap is made of old embroidered textile, with a swinging top-knot that is embellished with natural Turquoise and cowrie shells. When not being worn, these caps were carried by their top-knots, which often had to be replaced when they broke or wore through.: