Paddle Hair images
- I was at the Museum of Natural History in NYC many years ago and they
had images of chinese women with this awesome pig tail hair style.
The pony tails were probaby filled with batting. The hair was then
flattened out and banded in the middle with a flat clip of gold with
cloissone. The bottom was a ferrule end cap that had some dangly
things on it.
Close to the head where the style started was another open ferrule
made from rolled gold and has some millgrain work on it.
The problem is I need to know if that was hair or if that was a hat.
In the movie the Last Emperor there were women wearing that same
design. But I can not cross reference it to anything on the net.
I am making a large doll and puppet in that style. I also need to
know if that was Han dynasty, Han Qing dynasty or pure Manchu, Manchu
concubine or other.
If anyone has a copy of The last emperor they can loan me or steer me
to a resource that would have images such as I have described let me