The long fingernails of a man who does not do manual work
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JC-s004. A colourised printed photograph on a post card. The image of a hand on a cushion appears on the post card upside down. The long fingernails signify high class and that the man did not do manual or humble work with his hands. See Fr01-047, Pe01-069 and Pe01-071.