Pic-spam today! So much pretty jewelry.
凤钗: phoenix hairpins, 钗 (chai) is a specific type of hairpin in which it is always in a pair. In some dynasties, the phoenix (and the dragon- more specifically the five-footed dragon) could only be used by members of the Imperial family, nobility, and officials. There were strict rules on the number of tails/feet that were allowed for each rank for phoenix/dragon. The nine-tailed phoenix and the five-footed dragon represented the Empress and Emperor, respectively. Imperial concubines and other noblewomen would have a less number of tails.
Three tailed phoenix
This is a photo of a guifei from one of the historical drama in the Tang Dynasty. Five-tailed.
Nine tailed phoenix hairpin
红宝石桃花钗: ruby peach blossom hairpin
千层糕: Thousand layer cake
糟鸭舌: pickled duck tongue
签: divination sticks are usually made from bamboo. They have numbers or writings on the sticks. People then shake the jars for a stick to fall out.
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Thank you so much for sharing the nice pics. 😘😘😘
Thanks for the supplements. Lovely pictures. Was wondering what’s thousand layer cake.
It’s something really rich tasting and delicious 😀
Thank you…love looking at all all those lovely ornaments…thousand layer cake with spices flavour such as cinnamond…..
I can’t thank you enough for the hardwork you put into this. Your translations have heart and soul. I love, respect and deeply admire your work. ❤️
May the beauty of tour words sparkle the world.
Thank you, this really cheered me up.
Anytime beautiful. You are amazing!😘
Your* am pretty sure I corrected that. 😅
Wth, duck tongue.
I dont understand at all , lol