Plum blossom blooms even while covered in frost. Unfazed by cold, they are associated with good health, strong endurance, and overcoming the adversity.
Additionally, as spring welcomes the farming season, plum blossoms also symbolize prosperity
This is the reason ume is considered a ward against evil spirits. As feng shui maintains that evil and misfortune blow in from the northeast winds, plum trees stand guard in the northeast corner of many gardens.
This classic hairpin is made from ivory silk. Each part of it is made by hand, including the small golden centre of the flower.
The main flower measure approx. 40mm. It is set on a silver-coloured double hairclip (brooch and hairclip).
~About my kanzashi~
Each kanzashi is made out of hand-folded petals, which are made from individual squares of high-quality fabrics. As with all items you see online, please be aware that due to your monitor settings colours may be displayed slightly differently.
Kanzashi should be kept it out of sunlight and dust, preferably in a jewellery box (if you own more than one kanzashi it's good to add a lavender sachet to the box). I do my best to make Wisteria Garden's kanzashi durable, but as with any delicate material, care should be taken when handling and storing your piece.
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