Hand-sewn Chinese Silk Purse Hand-Embroidered with Plum Flowers and Butterfly

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100% Silk on Silk.

My own attempt at a hanfu hebao. I meant to make it out of blue satin but I couldn’t find it in the right color so I had to use blue silk instead which is more expensive *groan* The plum blossoms design is from a template but the thing was printed in such a blurry fashion by inkjet on paper that in the end I had to use my own imagination to fill in the blanks.

I made this for a friend and gave it away just before Chinese New Year but my computer troubles plus New Year obligations meant that I only got around to uploading this now.

I promised someone that I would make a bigger bag but I don’t know when that will be finished…I have yet to choose/buy the fabric…

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Cold Plum Reflects the Snow Buyao Hairstick 寒梅映雪步摇

0050-1w 0050-2w Materials: brass, rabbit fur, crystal, red agate, freshwater teardrop pearl

Hairstick length: Approx 14cm Dangle length: Approx 9.5 cm

Meant to evoke the crystalline purity of fresh plum blossoms in snow. The pearl used is a natural freshwater teardrop pearl.

It’s actually inspired by my favorite tune (^3^) This is the character theme music of a character from Taiwanese Pili Puppet Show 霹雳布袋戏。