Hairpin made of habotai silk. Habotai is a soft, flowing and very ethereal silk fabric. It has a subtle gloss and is used in the production of kimono. Habotai silk products are characterized by sharp edges, expressiveness and elegance. Especially often used in traditional maiko ornaments.
Taishō pin refers to classic patterns from this period. During the Taishō period, influences of traditional and Western culture were mixed. It is especially visible in kimonos with bold patterns and colour combinations on one hand, and soft feminine styles on the other.
The pin consists of pink kiku flowers (chrysanthemums) combined with delicate hand-dyed silk leaves. The addition of silver elements makes it a delicate and feminine decoration, cascades of petals add a charming and traditional feel.
~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 and the difference is not a basis for complaint or exchange.
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.