10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

With the popularity of hanfu, more and more people are starting to pay attention to hanfu, but besides hanfu itself, there is one very important thing to match, and that is traditional Chinese hairpins. There are many kinds of Chinese hairpins, and they are as exquisite as the hanfu, so today we will introduce some of the most beautiful kinds of Chinese hairpins for you.

10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

01 Chan Hua

The raw material for Chan Hua (缠花) is silk thread, cardboard, and metal wire. It is a traditional Chinese folk craft, which is mainly made by cutting cardboard into different basic shapes, and then wrapping the wire inside the cardboard with silk thread evenly, and finally bending and combination, a beautiful Chan Hua is completed.

The silk thread is used to make the flowers, which are delicate, soft, and elegant. In ancient times, it was an ornament often worn by folk girls.

10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu 10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

02 Heat-shrink sheets hairpin

The main raw material of the heat-shrink sheet hairpin is a kind of sheet (heat-shrink sheet) that shrinks when exposed to heat and colored powder. The flower petals and leaf patterns are traced on the frosted heat-shrink sheet, cut out, colored with colored pencils or color powder, and smeared well, and finally heat-shrunk with a heat gun to create the exquisite heat-shrink flowers.

10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu 10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

03 Velvet flower hairpin

The raw material of Rong Hua(绒花, velvet flower) is silk, and velvet flower began in the Tang Dynasty, harmonizing with “Ronghua (荣华)”, which means “to be prosperous”. The velvet flower hairpins and ornaments are brightly colored and lifelike.

In the Tang Dynasty that is tribute, the late Ming and early Qing dynasties into the folk, mainly in the New Year festivals and hanfu wedding festivities when wearing.

The production of velvet flower needs to go through nearly ten procedures, such as dyeing, hooking, pointing. It takes at least 2-3 days to make a 10 cm diameter velvet flower.

10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu 10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

04 Tang Hua hairpin

The raw materials for Tang Hua (烫花) hairpin are cloth, yarn, silk, etc. The petals are cut out from the fabric, dyed, and then ironed using a special ironing machine to make the petals curl slightly to achieve a simulated effect.

10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu 10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

05 Tong Cao Hua hair ornaments

The Tong Cao Hua (通草花, sola flower) is made from the raw material of Tongcao paper, which is bleached and humidified, then pinched, twisted, and kneaded into various petal shapes, and then combined and colored to make a complete flower shape.

In ancient times, the flowers were often used as ornaments by the people, and they were also called “the flower that does not wither”, so it is difficult to distinguish them from the real flowers.

10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu 10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

06 Eternal flower hairpin

The raw material of eternal flowers is flowers or petals of rose, phalaenopsis, and other varieties. It is a kind of dried flower processed through a series of complicated processes such as dehydration, decolorization, drying, and dyeing. Eternal flowers are almost indistinguishable from flowers in terms of color, shape, and feel.

10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu 10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

07 Juan Sha hairpin

Juan Sha hairpin (绢纱发簪) is made of silk and yarn, and are often shaped like petals or butterflies, with soft colors and a good texture.

10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu 10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

08 Silk flowers hairpin

Silk flowers are made of silk, and the petal shapes are cut out of silk fabric and hand-dyed. The silk petals are lighter and softer, and the colors and textures are more attractive.

10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu 10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

09 Pearl hairpin

Pearl hairpin raw materials for natural large pearls, usually a single hairpin, inlaid with a pearl in the head part of the hairpin is a unique flavor.

10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu 10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

10 Huasi Jewelry

The Huasi (花丝) craft, also known as thin gold craft, is now a national intangible cultural heritage. It is mainly made of gold and silver, plucked into fine wires, knotted and shaped, and finally inlaid with various kinds of precious stones.

The Huasi jewelry is exceptionally beautiful and exquisite. The process is also very complicated and has been used by the royal family throughout history.

10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

10 Types of Traditional Chinese Hairpins to Match Hanfu

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2 comment A文章作者 M管理员
  1. Xixi

    The heat shrink sheet hairpins are crafted with so much beauty!! 😍 The water droplets make it more realistic.

  2. LiangYuZuan

    By far, best favorite article to me. Thank you 😁😍😎

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