Chinese Kingfisher art
Chinese Kingfisher art has more than 2 000 years of history. Chinese craftsmen and artists used the blue kingfisher feathers for creating fine art works – mosaics, jewelry pieces, decorative hairpins, fans, and wall screens. While art collectors all over the world search for such objects of Chinese art as porcelain, lacquer, sculpture, cloisonne, silk, paintings – Kingfisher traditional craft is almost unknown. Kingfisher art is the perfect combination of traditional metal craft and feathers process, where blue kingfisher feathers carefully embedded in the seat to be made various jewelry objects.
The most expensive collections of Kingfisher art can be found in Cambodia. The Khmer Empire accumulated wealth exporting the best Kingfisher works for the royal family and their magnificent temples of Angkor.
Sadly, the use of kingfisher feathers led to the mass murder of many species of kingfisher. The decline of Kingfisher Art took place in 1940-1950, during the Cultural Revolution after the demise of the founding of New China. As for today, the Kingfisher art undergoes the recovery process, but the natural material of bird feathers is replaced by imitation, which is great.