The obsessive spirit of the artisan is communicated thoroughly in these flower petals. The artisan painstakingly carved each petal, presenting a chrysanthemum in full bloom with a smaller one next to it. The veins on the leaves below them also have fine details.
It is a remnant of a Kamikazari (hair ornament) from the Taisho Era (1912-1926). It was once attached to a larger hairpin and was used exclusively on a woman’s wedding day.
The small, obsolete object gleams with the splendor of sculpture. It would look stunning placed on a wooden or stone pedestal, with the strength to stand on its own as a work of art.