Cloisonée Dragonfly and Peacock Hair Stick

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I’m back from Basel! The last two days have been a series of unfortunate events which, while minor in the grand scheme of things, prevented me from blogging. I promise to get a recap of my trip to Switzerland for next week. In the meantime, here’s a lovely old hair holder that I found whilst cleaning up before I left. Spring cleaning has provided a treasure trove of rediscovery. I remember buying this Chinese Export enameled hair holder from a shop in the old Chinatown between Bay and University. Which would date it to the 1990s. I’ve always been too afraid to wear it in public though — the dragonfly topped stick could also double as a stiletto in dangerous times.