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Opera headdress (part a) constructed of paper covered in pink fabric with domed metal elements along the forehead and peacock feathers to the sides. Ornamented with a series of multicoloured pompoms in varying sizes interspersed with protruding wires covered in pink and blue coil and finished with beads at the tip of each. Sequins and design elements constructed of thinner fabric-covered paper ornament the headdress as well. A set of three tassels hanging from one such design element decorates each side, and one is detached (part b).

History Of Use

Seven-star headdress (qixing ezi) may have also been part of a female warrior (Wu dan) costume.

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