Sugoi! (Japanese for “wow”) These handmade fabric hair pieces truly were a find.
Tsumami Kanzashi is a traditional Japanese method of pinching fabric (tsumami) to make hair pins (kanzashi). It involves many steps, artistry and precision. I’ve found an instructional video if you want to give it a whirl.
There are many artisans on Etsy who create tsumami kanzashi in different styles and from many materials. This top design is by Hanami Gallery. These would make for special bridesmaids gifts, a bridal hair design at weddings or just something to make you feel special everyday. They are truly wearable art and here are some of my favorites:
With many flowers and pieces together, you can really make a visual statement. Perfect for bridal wear and special occasions. These wonderfully intricate designs are from AtelierKanawa.
As beautiful as these designs are, a formal occasion isn’t necessary to wear them. Here a headband and a lovely butterfly design can spice up your everyday style. Headband by Petal Mix, butterfly by Random CatGirl.