Headdress Ornament

1800s–1900s
Location: not on view
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The iridescent blue feathers of kingfisher birds are inlaid in hairpins and headdresses.

Description

Hair ornaments depicting flowers, butterflies, or birds were worn by ladies of the Manchu elite class.
Headdress Ornament

Headdress Ornament

1800s–1900s

China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

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