• Mongolian side hairpin (4)
  • Asia
  • Mongolia
  • Width : 1 inch
  • Height : 5 1/4 inch
  • Depth : 1 3/8 inch
  • This kind of hairpin is one of a pair. It is a part of different ornaments used to embellish the complex Mongolain hairstyle (see pic.4). The stapes shaped part is to hold a braid on each side of the head. The decoration is typical of Mongolian jewellery with coral beads and enamelled silver.