A Collector's Guide to Chinese Dress Accessories

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Times Books International, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 187 pages
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For the first time, here is a complete guide to Chinese dress accessories worn during the Qing dynasty and the period up to the middle of the twentieth century. The topics covered include headwear, jewelry, collars, xia pei, doudous, purses and fans, footwear and home furnishings. The author also provides readers background on techniques, symbolism, social relationships, and the official regulations governing dress. A valuable reference for students of Chinese history, art lovers, and antique collectors alike.

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