These beautiful blooms are the result of an ancient Japanese tradition known as Tsumami Kanzashi (the art of pinching luxurious silks into flower-shaped hair ornaments). Atelier Kanawa makes both traditional & modern Tsumami Kanzashi and was professionally trained by one of the only 15 acknowledged Tsumami Kanzashi artisans in Japan. Not only are these flowers the continuation of a beautiful and ancient tradition, but the folded version will last forever. If your from a Japanese family or plan to marry into a Japanese family, wearing one or a bunch of these blooms in your hair would be a wonderful way to acknowledge Japanese heritage. If you are just a huge lover of art, history, or fashion – all the more reason to give these gorgeous blooms a go.