Accessories from ancient royal court add to beauty of summer

Updated: Jul 12, 2017 By Bi Nan Print
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Hair clasps from the Palace Museum's collections. [Photo/Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]

Hair clasp

Hair clasps were used to fix hair and be decorative. It could be made of metal, wood, bamboo, jade, ceramic or bone. Hair clasps, were inspired by flowers, vegetables, fruits and insects, often quite vivid. Since the invention of hairpins, the hair clasp has been rarely used by women.

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