Double Gourd Hairpin

c. 1900
$98 USD
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Dimensions
W: 0.75" D: 0.25" H: 3.5"
Materials
Silver
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Collection #
NN008G
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$16

Although eyes were certainly drawn to the high, fan-shaped headdresses that Qing-dynasty women affixed to back of their heads, it was the finishing touch of a hairpin or two that completed the look. This silver hairpin ends in a minuscule double-gourd, a symbol of health, longevity, and good luck.

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