|Chinese Antique - Glossary|
Because of relatively complicated hairdo, ancient ladies had room for lots of hair jewelry.
A hair needle, usually larger and with more complex design, is for both decoration and to hold hair in place.
A Hair dangle is a smaller pin with dangling decorations at it's end. When the wearer moves, it dangles every step of the way.
in Ancient China with Gold
It was popular material for medium value jewelry. Silver on the inside plated with gold. The higher the percentage of gold used, the longer the color stays.
in Ancient China with Feather
Feather was dyed, shaped, and then adhered to surfaces. It's a painstaking process to go thru. Feathered items are not easy to keep because of poor ancient glue quality. Feather can be scratched off easily. Despite that, it provided an alternative for vibrant color that ancient ladies loved.
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