Luxurious and elegant Traditional JAPANESE hair accessory - KANZASHI hair comb in red lacquer resin with golden Peony flower EMBELLISHMENT. Maki-e style
Unique and original hair accessory.
Luxurious Japanese design. Impressive, elegant and classic.
High class and wonderfully ornamented Kanzashi style hair comb with traditional lacquered Maki-e design floral pattern.
Very beautiful with patterns even at backside.
Comb teeth have enough length (7~8cm) to hold even thick hairdo.
This beautiful vintage style Japanese hair comb is the type called "Kanzashi." This is a kind of umbrella term used for a number of different types of hair accessory.
Such ornaments represent a link with traditional forms in Japanese hair accessories, which have been used for hundreds of years before Western styles began to overtake traditional forms.
The styling of this striking comb is typical of Japanese design. The comb is made in glossy red resin. The heading is hand decorated with lacquered design golden peony flower picture.
The Japanese peony, considered the "King of Flowers" and "flower of riches and honor," has a symbolic meaning that includes wealth, good fortune, honor and bravery. The peony originated in China; around the eighth century, the Chinese introduced the peony to Japan. The peony is a favorite flower in gardens all over the world; its symbolic meaning serves as an inspiration for a variety of art forms.
The back of the comb is decorated with picture of bamboo plant, which in Japan is a symbol of strength and flexibility. The delicate bamboo plant bends beneath the weight of winter snow but does not break.
Material: Acrylic resin.
Size (Cm): Length: 12.5-15; Width: 8
Made in Japan
Please note: Details and colors of the images might be slightly different from the actual product. As it is hand made, small imperfections are common in the lacquer work on kanzashi in this quality range.
Absolutely lovely item - it would make a unique gift.