Prints

Artist / Author / Cartographer:

Thomson, John

Title:

Coiffure of Shanghai woman

Date:

c.1872

Medium:

collotype

Size:

7.8 x 6 cms.

Description:

Six studies of Chinese female heads with charming coiffures or headdresses in miniature oval pictures on one page. This picture is of a Shanghai woman.

 

Headdress of Cantonese Girl Winter Headdress, Coiffure of Swatow Woman, Coiffure of Swatow Woman, Coiffure of Ningpo Woman, Coiffure of Shanghai Woman.

 

The text describes, "No 31 gives the quaint mode of dressing the hair in vogue among the women of Shanghai; these conceal their raven tresses beneath a black velvet snood edged with white or pale blue, and remarkable for its quiet simplicity."

References:

Item Code:

P2099

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