Kazashi 4-Flower Cluster Brooch by Emma Farnworth


These cluster brooches of kanzashi-inspired flowers are made with recycled kimono fabric, with a gold tone brooch back.

Available in two designs:

  • Ume Kanzashi (rounded petals) in orange, coral and green
  • Kikyo Kanzashi (pointed petals) in purple, red and cream

Diameter: 6 - 6.5 cm

Depth: approx. 3 cm

"An enduring interest in Japan, particularly Japanese textiles, has informed several of my jewellery projects. An avid collector of Kimono, often age and flaws would mean the vintage garments I found were not in a condition to be worn but I wanted to find ways to recycle those exquisite fabrics into something that can be worn again. My kikyo (bellflower) and ume (plum) blossom shape brooches are inspired by traditional ‘Tsumami Kanzashi’- the beautiful folded silk hairpieces usually worn with formal kimono and by Geisha." - Emma Farnworth