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Silver Beard Comb with Chased Butterfly Patterns

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

Techniques of chasing and forging were used to craft this bear comb. Chasing is a time-honored metalworking technique of decorating by handwork the surface of a malleable metal by indenting it and so raising the design to create a relief pattern, using of a great number of differently shaped tracing tools, tracers, and a chasing hammer. The butterfly patterns on this comb were finished by chasing, while the shape of this bracelet was realized by forging, an old metalworking skill employed to shape metals.

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  • Title: Silver Beard Comb with Chased Butterfly Patterns
  • Original Source: http://www.biftmuseum.com/
  • Physical format: 7.5cm×1.4cm
  • Ethnic group: 汉族

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