Kuitou of Peking Opera



Kuitou is designed in shapes of hundreds of kinds as one of the props used in the opera, based on the status, gender, age and personality of each opera figure, by artistic approaches like drawing, sculpture, writing and embroidery, and those combined in facial make-ups featuring vivid highlights. 



Manufacturing skills for Peking-opera Kuitou (headpieces for traditional opera performances) was taking shape with the development of Beijing Opera after the Qing Dynasty.