Set of 2 Kikyou flower pins.
Kikyou (ききょう) or Japanese bellflower is a wildflower intimately associated with the Autumn season in Japanese culture. With its vivid purple blossoms that come into bloom at the end of summer, kikyou is considered one of Japan’s “Seven flowers of Autumn” (Aki no nanakusa*). It is mentioned in numerous haiku devoted to the season. Japanese geisha adorn their hairstyles with hana kanzashi, or flowered hair ornaments, as dictated by the season; in the month of September, these traditionally include kikyo. As its balloon-like buds bloom into five petals in an arrangement, resembling a star kikyo is also often used to represent the interconnected relationships between the five elements of wood, earth, fire, water and air.
This lovely kimono pattern flower hair pin is created by hand from a small piece of kimono style patterned crepe preserved in acrylic. Great accessory for party, special occasions or simply for everyday use.
Every handmade hairclip has different design and wonderfully ornamented kimono pattern on them. Feel the oriental spirit with these unique and lovely accessories.
Absolutely lovely item - it would make a unique gift.
Size: approx. 5.9 cm
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 hand made work.