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Senior Ume Kanzashi mini maiko: layered comb

Habutae anyone? This comb is made with layers and layers of gorgeous habutae silk. ^^ it folds very nicely~ I like it because it looks like a cloud. Cute Emoticon Blushing it's one of my favorite kanzashi designs (actually, I think it's many kanzashi makers' favs! a lot of my friends over at :icontzartisans: have made similar takes on the traditional design. :D Mine is done in white, with lots and lots of hand wrapped stamens. I was seriously making stamens for...the better part of the afternoon. Blush Emote but the stamens really make this piece for me, so I included lots. 

So, as compared to senior maiko kanzashi, this one actually has fewer layers, has fewer accompanying flowers, and is generally smaller than the official ones maiko would use. It's still a big, gorgeous flower tho, and very capable of arresting attention. I love it. :nod: 

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5304x3323px 2.98 MB
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10/8000 second
Focal Length
40 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 6, 2017, 8:35:13 PM
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Ella-handmade's avatar
Your works are beautiful.
hanatsukuri's avatar
:heart: thank you!! I appreciate you took the time to comment.
indigoatmosphere's avatar
Great work as always! That white silk is really spectacular. 
hanatsukuri's avatar
:heart: :huggle: thank you~ I'm glad you like it! I adored working with the brilliant white habutae...but I recently got some ecru habutae from a vintage kimono, and am pondering what things I could do with it. : D 
SofiaDMF's avatar
 It's so beautiful~~
hanatsukuri's avatar
:huggle: aww, thank you!! I'm so glad you think so~~
starsinmyteacup's avatar
As always, your effort pays off. This piece is gorgeous!!! I love all the layers, they're so elegantly put together yet they give he flower a lot of interesting texture. 
hanatsukuri's avatar
:huggle: aww, thank you. I'm glad it shows in the finished piece. ^^ 

Agreed, the texture is a huge part of the appeal for this one. :nod: It's so fluffy. :heart: 

Thank you for the very thoughtful comment~~
lavenderl's avatar
Absolutely gorgeous!
hanatsukuri's avatar
:hugs: I'm so glad  you think so!!
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