Chrysanthemum: a symbol of the sun and the emperor. In Asia, however, this autumn flower is a symbol of the sun, dignity, joy and long life. In Japan, the total state decoration is the Imperial Order of Chrysanthemums, and the rulers sit on the "chrysanthemum throne."
Hanafuda cards link the chrysanthemum to the month of September; maiko wear kiku ornaments in October.
The clip is made of hand-dyed silk.
Set on a hairpin with a double clasp (hair clip and brooch) it will be an incredible, versatile accessory.
Approx. 5 cm.