Manchu Head-dress

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0.5390/A This is a Manchu head-dress and it is over 60 years old. It would have been worn by an important Manchu woman. The Manchu people originally came from a part of North-East China called Manchuria, but they have since migrated throughout China and settled across the world. A Manchu clan called Aisin Gioro founded the Qing Dynasty, which ruled China for more than 250 years from 1644 to 1912. This was China's last ever ruling dynasty before the revolution and establishment of the Chinese Republic. The head-dress was donated to the Museum in 1939 by Mrs. Wood-Jones, who bought it in China.

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