Kingfisher Feather Art Collection
Debut: Beijing, March 2015
Paloma Sanchez elevates kingfeather art (tian-tsui) to a new level of art by juxtaposing this lost royal Chinese jewelry craft with exquisitely modern gemstone jewelry design in her Kingfisher Feather Art Collection.
Tsui, the feathers of kingfisher birds, are unique, having a gorgeous flash quality which changes in different lights and from different angles. Dating back to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, ancient Chinese craftsmen would apply a base of precious metal and then carefully paste each feather, combed and tailored, into jewelry. Now, Paloma enhanced these beautiful antiques with exquisite design and specimen gemstones.