Friday, November 23, 2007

Hair Apparent

Lapis and Turquoise Hair OrnamentI like to imagine that the ancient Egyptians (the royal ones anyways) kept those heavy wigs in place with beautiful 22kt gold hair ornaments like this copy from the Metropolitan Museum. A fabulous solid piece of handcrafted hair jewelry, the museum commissioned limited quantities for collectors, connoisseurs, and fashionistas. Traditionally used materials, lapis to ward off evil, and turquoise for luck and healing, are carved into the shape of lotus blossoms to decorate the fan shaped crown. This one gets future heirloom status. ($5,750)

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