These one-of-a-kind brooches are made using the same wood-carving techniques and patterns as karakami, a type of woodblock print started in Kyoto in the Heian Period to make shoji, or paper screens for sliding doors. For centuries, it has been popular — with nobles, samurai warriors, tea ceremony practitioners, and, in the Edo period, commoner merchants — and it has been passed down as a traditional craft.
- Made in Japan
- Hand carved beech wood, brass/tin/copper pin
- 1 ½ inches