The obsessive spirit of the artisan is communicated thoroughly in this small, delicate object. It is a remnant of a Kamikazari (hair ornament) from the Taisho Era (1912-1926). Once attached to a larger hairpin, Kamikazari of this kind were used exclusively on a woman’s wedding day in this era.
The obsolete work 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 an object. It could also be fashioned into a wonderful broach.