MAN’S HELMET, CHINA, 1880. SILK, PAPIER-MACHE, WIRE AND MIRRORS. BENDIGO CHINESE ASSOCIATION COLLECTION, GOLDEN DRAGON MUSEUM, BENDIGO – TAASA Review September 2009
The collection includes many garments and items that are textile based but it also includes papier-mâché headdresses, shoes made from fine straw, hairpieces of horsehair and several other hair accessories.
The papier-mâché pieces are some of the most outstanding in the collection.
The papier-mâché was used to mould the intricate designs of some of the headdresses...