A pretty pair of vintage Japanese kanzashi hair combs with added floral decoration
CONDITION: good vintage condition with accepted wear
SIZE: 5 x 3½ ins (13 x 9 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1970s
MATERIALS: resin, metal, rhinestones
Here is a pair of classic amber resin Japanese kanzashi style hair combs with the asymmetrical styling that is typical of the type. Each is decorated with a moulded modernistic design and a rhinestone decal.
The sturdy construction and split prongs indicate a date in the 1970s – 1980s.
Kanzashi is a kind of umbrella term which covers Japanese hair ornaments of many types. Hairpins such as these were usually stuck into the coiffure in such a way that the ornamental heading or top stood out proud from the hairdressing by several inches. The collage illustration gives some indication of how they can be worn,
Kanzashi hairpins can easily be worn with a modern hair style such as a high up do or French pleat. They look most effective when placed in the traditional way with the ornamental top standing out proud from the surface of the hair.
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Two vintage Japanese hair combs kanzashi floral design hair ornament
$70 ea.Quantity available: 3