Category Archives: Mexican Hair Comb

Bling

From the English, we know that different fittings can make an extraordinary piece of jewelry into a practical object. Consider multiple functions for a set of diamond brooches. I have always felt you can take a brooch to a jeweler … Continue reading

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BarbaraAnne’s Hair Comb Buying Guide

Here are my picks from around the web. This masterpiece was brought to my attention by The Creative Museum. Merci, Monsieur Touzinaud. The most magnificent cameos are those where the artist gives the natural coloration in the stone a purpose … Continue reading

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Ebay: Kingfisher Hair Pin and Margot de Taxco Mexican Hair Comb

This stunning Manchu hair pin with every kingfisher feather in place, superb-quality jade, and coral branches sold for $800 on E-bay, October 28, 2011. The pin was in perfect condition. Look at the back: the intricacy of how each stone … Continue reading

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Matilde Poulat: Taxco Artist, Mexican Silver Comb

Born in Mexico City and better known as Matl, Maestra Matilde Poulat started making jewelry in 1934. She became one of the most famous artists of the Mexican Silver Renaissance. Detailing and texture gave her art a delicacy and intricacy … Continue reading

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Mexican Horn Comb

Although the silver mines of Taxco are the most famous region for Mexican jewelry, illustrations of modern life were also inked on horn combs. This piece was made in the 1970’s. Mairin Bulldozer Connor identified the bird as a Tricolored … Continue reading

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Frida Kahlo

In 1946, Frida gave this miniature self-portrait to her lover Jose Bartoli, signing it “Para Bartoli con amor.” However, scholars believe she painted it in 1938. Young and serene, the poppies in her hair are her heart, her blood, her … Continue reading

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Set of Three Combs

This set of three combs, two for the sides, one for the back, c. 1850, was probably French, as its gilt decorations depict the Napoleonic style. Central to the motif is the Eagle of Mexico, as pearls detail throughout. They … Continue reading

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Frieda Khalo

When women have creative power so strong it borders on madness, their lives are full of sadness and pain — especially from the way the men who shape them, treat them.  Consider Suzanne Farrell-Balanchine; Maria Callas-Onassis; Camille Claudel-Rodin; Freida Khalo-Diego … Continue reading

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The Mexican Silver Renaissance

As the Mexican Revolution brought social upheaval to the country from 1910 to 1921, Mexicans were struggling not only to bring economic justice to the poor, but to cast off a European cultural identity in favor of an indigenous one. They … Continue reading

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