CONTEXTUALISING OBJECTS

The CREATIVE MUSEUM collection has brought together a collection of paintings, photographs and accessories associated with these ornaments to help put them in a broader and unified context.

Creative Museum presents vintage European cloths (dresses, shoes, handbags, hats...) from the late 1800s to the 1950s.

As for Japan (for example) it is not possible to display kushi, kogai or kanzashi hair ornaments without the wigs that enhance them nor the kimono with which they are worn. Mirrors, fansinrosatsuma porcelain help to create this very special environment in which the whole Japanese culture is reflected. Therefore, we purchased these objects to help put everything in a contextual and inter-related format.

Chinese ornaments are seen with draught-screens, embroidered silk material, spectacles and porcelain statues.

In the same way, we bought Miao cloths to match our parures and African scuptures, textiles, potteries, masks to go with all the hair ornaments we collected.

We are keen throughout to connect our pieces in the collection with the culture they belong to.

So Creative Museum is much more than only a collection of hair ornaments.

 

Images: 
Painting on silk. Japan, Meiji era.
Kimono for man. Japan, 1930
Japanese wig. Late 20th c.
Japanese mirror (back) on gilt wood stand. Early 20th c.
Divinity of compassion. China.
Wood draught-screen inlaid with mother-of-pearl
Miao Yahui cloths. China, late 20th c.
Rococo style mirror. France, 19th c.
Catalogue of combs, Felix Hugon, comb maker in Oyonnax, France
Cabinet card. Europe, 19th c.
Indian fan with puppet motif
Kasai vegetal velvet. Congo, 20th c.