[Explanation] "Golden sparrow hairpin, pink face, and flowers meet temporarily." As a jewelry used to fix and decorate hair, hairpin has been an embellishment for women's dressing and dressing since ancient times, and it is also a display of China's thousand-year-old aesthetic culture.

  [Explanation] In Liuzhou, Guangxi, a group of "post-90s" girls are still using ancient methods to make hairpins. They use a variety of exquisite craftsmanship and materials to continue the traditional jewelry of hairpins in the contemporary era.

  [Explanation] These girls are all lovers of Hanfu culture.

At first, they would buy finished hairpins through online shopping to match Hanfu, but because the production process could not meet the matching requirements, they simply tried to make their own, and they have been out of control since then.

  [Explanation] As a bright "pearl" on women's hair, the traditional hairpin is exquisite and elegant.

Different from the production line-like production, each of these girls is proficient in a hairpin making process, and is responsible for the production of the entire hairpin from start to finish.

  [Explanation] Tan Lihua in the team focuses on the imitation of emerald-pointed jade craftsmanship. Ancient jade-pointed jewelry was made of feathers around the neck of a live kingfisher.

But the feathered kingfisher often died quickly, and the method was too cruel.

Tan Lihua used an improved method to bring this classical color back to the eyes of the world.

  [Concurrent] Qin Lihua, a fan of classical hairpin making

  We usually read books, look at ancient paintings, or look at genuine items in museums (for reference).

For example, the bottomless tire we made imitates emerald green. In ancient times, it was made of kingfisher feathers. Our teacher taught us to use goose feathers or satin to make it so that its color could reach the feathers of kingfishers. The same fresh (bright).

  [Explanation] There are more than ten traditional production techniques for classical hairpins, and their various production techniques contain ingenuity.

Shangguan Xueping in the team is specially responsible for the production of "velvet flower" hairpins.

This technique requires the use of natural silk, which is wound on 0.15mm diameter annealed copper wire.

The "velvet flower" craft is also known as "the treasure of Chinese intangible cultural heritage".

Shangguan Xueping will also innovate the "velvet flower" process in a modern way.

  [Concurrent] Shangguan Xueping, a fan of classical hairpin making

  The innovation in traditional craftsmanship is to flatten the fluff.

This is a new production method added by modern (craft), and the "velvet flower" is more realistic.

  [Explanation] These hairpins take a few days to make for short hairpins and months for long hairpins.

The girls are busy in their respective fields of work on weekdays. Only when they have free time will they gather in this small studio, chatting and making classic hairpins, enjoying a rare relaxing time.

  [Concurrent] Shangguan Xueping, a fan of classical hairpin making

  Everyone has their own jobs, but we all use some free time. When everyone has free time, we will meet in the studio to make hair accessories and communicate together.

  [Explanation] In order to pass on the traditional hairpin culture, these girls will also spontaneously organize a clothing tour.

During the tour, the girls painted classical makeup, dressed in various Hanfu, and wore well-made hairpins. These styles also attracted the attention of many post-00s young people.

  [Concurrent] Qin Lihua, a fan of classical hairpin making

  For our new generation of young people, inheritance is our responsibility.

We love the culture of our own country, not only the Hanfu we wear, but also our headgear and our dress. We must pass on this culture.

  Liu Juncong Hou Yunying reports from Liuzhou, Guangxi

Responsible editor: [Ji Xiang]

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