Studio Gala Ornamental Plum Cord

Traditional Japanese Oshogatsu New Year decoration

If there is one thing you can always be certain about the Japanese is that they will make an art out of everything and "art" here covers both aesthetic and craft. Metals, wood, bamboo, paper, fabric – pick any material you can think of and if you look around Japan enough, you'll find some artisan (or more, probably a whole school of artisans) that not only creates masterpieces from that material but has been perfecting their art for centuries. Because this is the only way to make something as exquisite as the Studio Gala Ornamental Plum Cord!

The Studio Gala Ornamental Plum Cord combines three cords of different thicknesses and braidings. The latter is an art in its own right and the three cords have been joined here in a unique multiple knot that looks like a plum blossom. Plum blossoms are quite similar to cherry blossoms but are considered a symbol of prosperity, hence they're used as ornaments for auspicious occasions. As to what you can use this plum cord for, the possibilities are endless: from a napkin ring at dinner to a personal accessory to a New Year ornament (like it's used in Japan), this is a beautiful item that gives everything a real touch of elegance!

Specs and Features:

  • Special crafts version of Japanese New Year (Oshogatsu) decoration
  • Dimensions: approx. 7 x 16.5 cm (2.8 x 6.5")
  • Handmade in Japan
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US$ 49