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Two Piece Red and White Kanzashi Set 172 by japanesesilkflowers Two Piece Red and White Kanzashi Set 172 by japanesesilkflowers

We employ traditional Japanese methods in the creation of kanzashi. Our hair ornaments are made of silk cloth and are hand-dyed. The silk is starched to the stiffness of paper and cut into small square pieces. Each piece is hand folded into a single petal using sharp tweezers and “pinched” in the traditional tsumami method similar to folding origami. The petals are aligned on a flat board which is covered with our recipe of rice glue. Each silk petal is mounted on stiff card stock and carefully shaped into a desired form. Silver wire is used to support the flowers, which are gathered into a lovely bouquet. Handcrafting hair ornaments in this fashion is time-consuming and labor-intensive. However, it is our pleasure to employ such traditional methods to enable the creation of exquisite, finely-detailed kanzashi.


This is a two-piece kanzashi set. The main piece is composed of six red and four white plum blossoms. There is a pearl mounted on a gold bell cap at the center of each flower. Dangling gracefully below the bouquet are three rows of 69 petals on the shidare (falls). It is mounted on a 10 cm (4") silver-plated hairpin. The smaller piece is composed of four matching plum blossoms mounted on a 5 cm (2 inch) silver comb. Worn together, the two pieces emulate a traditional lovely kanzashi set worn by maiko in Japan. 

NOTE: The other hair accessories on the model are not for sale and are not included.

Entire length of Main Piece : 19.5 cm (8inches).
Width of Kanzashi: 8 cm (3.5 inches)

Width of Smaller Piece: 7 cm (2.5 inches)

We are happy to answer any questions. Thank you for your interest!
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vbear-the-emo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty
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japanesesilkflowers Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi Vbear,

We wanted to let you now that we are currently having a HUGE sale on the kanzash you liked should you be interested...You may visit us at www.etsy.com/listing/179344136…?.

Hope your summer is going well!
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japanesesilkflowers Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  We enjoyed making it :)
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vbear-the-emo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome. :3
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