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Traditional Autumn Maple (Kaede) Maiko Kanzashi by japanesesilkflowers Traditional Autumn Maple (Kaede) Maiko Kanzashi by japanesesilkflowers
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This striking and colorful kanzashi is composed of twenty silk hand-dyed momiji (autumn maple) leaves. Each flower has a gold mizuhiki at its center. Dangling gracefully below are five rows of 95 leaf petals on the shidare (falls). There are a total of 235 individual hand-dyed maple leaf components in this arrangement! It is mounted on a 10 cm (4") silver-plated, two-pronged hairpin. This kanzashi is typical of those worn by maiko during the fall season and would complement any traditional kimono.
Entire length of kanzashi : 21 cm (8 inches).
Width of bouquet: 9 cm (3.5 inches)
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CatherineMcGrath Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just stunning!
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japanesesilkflowers Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your nice comment!  It took alot of time but we just love the way it turned out :)
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I absolutely love the colors! You did a really great job ^^ I'll have to save up to buy one from you some day~
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japanesesilkflowers Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  We hand-dyed the maple leaves in shades of yellow and goldenrod, then hand-painted the tips of some of them in red and green.  Having spent so much time on these colors, we greatly appreciate your nice compliments!  
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japanesesilkflowers Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your nice comments :)
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KiusLady Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So very lovely!!!
I've never seen a kanzashi like this before! Very creative :)
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