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A pretty pair of Japanese kanzashi style hair pins in amber celluloid with rhinestone trim

CONDITION: good vintage condition

SIZE: 7 ins h x 2 ins w (18 x 5 cms)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1970s – 1980s

MATERIAL: celluloid (a collectible form of early plastic), rhinestones, metal

DESCRIPTION:

This is a beautiful vintage Japanese hairpin set of the type called “kanzashi.” This is a kind of umbrella term used for a number of different types of hair accessory which are distinct from combs or “kushi”. Typically kanzashi have a long shaft with some kind of ornamental heading.

The ornaments were originally part of a bridal set which would have included another two hairpins similar in design as well as other ornaments. They were usually stuck into the coiffure in such a way that the ornamental heading stood out proud from the hairdressing by several inches.

They are made of amber coloured resin and take the form of a floral spray with leaves and flowers in resin further embellished with rhinestones and silvertone metal.

This lovely hairpin set was built up in a three dimensional manner as shown in the illustrations. The final picture shows an apprentice geisha who is wearing ornaments of a similar character in her traditional coiffure.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

The final illustration shows a selection of sitters wearing similar ornaments and is taken from a collection of contemporary sources of Japanese formal hair dressing

Item ID: DUP18-03-041


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold/orange/clear, Size: 7 ins h x 2 ins w (18 x 5 cms)

Vintage Japanese geisha Kanzashi hair pins matched pair bridal hair ornaments

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