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Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Hair cap

Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Hair cap


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1371710

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During the Qing Dynasty, Chinese court gentlemen and ladies used elaborate hair styles. To assist in these construction of the "hairdo's", they used a wire form was covered with a mesh fabric. This particular "cap" was used to cover a bun of hair on the center of the head. The silver flat "hairpin" was used to hold the cap in place by pushing it through one side hole, between the hair bun and the scalp and through the other side hole. The inside of the cape clearly shows its age and use.