Monthly Archives: July 2009

Chinese Mandarin Hat Buttons – part 2

We thought that it would be a good idea to show another example of how the hat buttons were worn… since we were having problems finding an none copyrighted image of a mandarin hat we could use, Bob asked one of his favorite models to sit for some photos. I have always suspected that this […]

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Chinese Mandarin Hat Buttons

Mandarin is the commonly used term for high ranking Chinese public officials  during the Qing Dynasty…it is estimated that there were over 14,000 in 1899. As I have written about previously, there was a very strict protocol for dress, similar to military uniforms, that proscribed what colors and ornaments were to be worn by each […]

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