Kingfisher Hair Ornament
This is a hairpin made from laying kingfisher bird feathers on silver metal. The technique and the beautiful blue fluorescent feathers were highly prized and sought after in 19th century China. Kingfisher’s are tiny birds and it takes a lot of skill to use their feathers in this manner. the technique, tian-tsui means dotted with kingfishers`and involves it hearing the feathers on to metal. this technique disappeared ring the Chinese revolution in the 1940s.
Size: Head size 5 cm wide x 4 cm long. 7.5 cm long with pin