Edo tsumami kanzashi artisan.
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Release the Kraken!
Original design octopus fascinator with fire red eyes and scary tentacles. I am really proud of it! And just because I can he has been named Cranky Kraken
455 hand dyed purple petals to create the body and blue shibori fabric to imitate the suckers on the tentacles.The petals were made following traditional Japanese art called tsumami hana kanzashi. This means that every petal is starched and hand dyed. Each of them is cut out of silk in the square shape, then folded and assembled to form a single petal. I strive to be as accurate to the traditional way of making kanzashi, so I always use habutae silk and rice glue.