Wednesday, March 11, 2009

kingfisher blue

In China the Kingfishers feathers were a prized material that was inlaid into metal to make earring, necklaces, bracelets, headdresses and combs, screens, carriages and many other decorated items. So it is not surprising that the original birds were hunted to extinction. But they left behind their magical feathers in the treasure they inspired. 

a great resource book. funny vintage looking photography
a chinese wedding carriage for the bride. adorned with thousands 

Head ornament fragment with pearls and coral

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