This brass kanzashi is of tama (ball) style with a rod shape body.
The geometric design on top is soldered.
- Modernized ball head without earpick
- Compact size for holding medium hair in a bun
- 100% handmade by professional metal artisan
- Smoothened edges
- Highly polished surface
- Sealed with wax to preserve original colour
- Only a few were made for this item
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- Dispatch in the next working day upon order confirmation
- A stylish gift box is given together with the kanzashi.
Kanzashi is hair ornament used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. It may date back to the Jomon period (13000 – 300 BC) when the ancient Japanese believed that wearing a thin stick in their hair could defend against evil spirits.
During the Azuchi–Momoyama period (1568 – 1603), the hairstyles of Japanese women transformed from the taregami (long straight hair) to the wider variety of nihongami (Japanese hair) which made frequent use of kanzashi.
Kanzashi came into peak use in the Edo period (1603 – 1868), when Japanese women’s hairstyles became more complicated, using a considerable number of ornaments. Moreover, many known styles of kanzashi were created during the later part of this era.
Today, kanzashi is still popular among young ladies although it is usually worn in Japan by brides, professional kimono wearers, or adepts of sado and ikebana.
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