Japanese vintage kanzashi hair pins matched pair geisha wedding hair accessoryJapanese vintage kanzashi hair pins matched pair geisha wedding hair accessoryJapanese vintage kanzashi hair pins matched pair geisha wedding hair accessoryJapanese vintage kanzashi hair pins matched pair geisha wedding hair accessoryJapanese vintage kanzashi hair pins matched pair geisha wedding hair accessoryJapanese vintage kanzashi hair pins matched pair geisha wedding hair accessoryJapanese vintage kanzashi hair pins matched pair geisha wedding hair accessoryJapanese vintage kanzashi hair pins matched pair geisha wedding hair accessoryJapanese vintage kanzashi hair pins matched pair geisha wedding hair accessoryJapanese vintage kanzashi hair pins matched pair geisha wedding hair accessory

A pretty pair of Japanese kanzashi style hair pins in silver tone metal with faux coral

CONDITION: good vintage condition

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

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1870s – 1880s

MATERIAL: celluloid (a collectible form of early plastic), rhinestones and silver tone 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 silver tone metal and take the form of a floral spray with leaves and flowers in silvertone metal. The silvertone flowers each has a faux coral bead centre.

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: DUP18-03-043


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

Japanese vintage kanzashi hair pins matched pair geisha wedding hair accessory

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