This creative hair pins of silkflowers are created by Japanese artisans from squares of silk by a technique known as tsumami. Each square is multiply folded with the aid of pincers and cut into a single petal. These are attached to backings of metal to create whole flowers, or attached to silken threads to create strings of blossoms. Geisha wear different hana kanzashi according to the month, or public holiday. In the summer months, June to September, jade ornaments with white or silver themes are worn. During the winter months, October to May, tortoiseshell and coral kanzashi are worn. Source Wikipedia

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