Kingfisher Blue

Since we are having a discussion about Chinese hair ornaments, I found a rare book on called Kingfisher Blue by Beverley Jackson. In it, one of the featured collectors, Eric Zhuang from Taipei, Taiwan, shares three images from the book, which come from his own collection. In the Ming Dynasty, these headdresses were worn by empresses and imperial concubines. In the Qing Dynasty, they were worn by civilian women during the wedding ceremony. Here are Eric’s three Kingfisher Phoenix Coronets from the Late Qing Dynasty. The entire Qing Dynasty was from 1644-1911.

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