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.
The top of the comb is decorated with a line of stylish 8 mm spherical faux pearls. 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 black resin. The heading is hand decorated with lacquered design done in gold and red with lovely picture of Hagi and Susuki grass swaying in the breeze.
HAGI, whose Kanji character – 萩, when broken down to its elements actually means AUTUMN GRASS, has long been a beloved plant in Japan, deeply connected with autumn. The blooming of Hagi, a shrub whose small, purple or white flowers start appearing in late August, was indeed an important symbol of autumn for the ancient Japanese. Women would decorate their hair with its sprigs (this is evident from several extant poems). Hagi was an important symbol of autumn, featured as a motif on painted scrolls, painted screens, kimonos, etc. It symbolized GROWTH and energy of LIFE to the ancients for it’s ability to grow back very quickly when cut down even to a stab. It is often pictured together with SUSUKI (pampas grass), which is another important Japanese symbol of autumn.
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, artificial pearls. Size (Cm): Length: 13-14; Width: 6 - 10
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.
Made in Japan