|Both my husband and I are captivated by all aspects of Asian culture. I collect Asian hair ornaments, including Chinese hair jewelry and Japanese kanzashi, and we are both serious collectors of vintage Japanese kimono, mainly the more spectacular designs such as uchikake (elaborate wedding kimono) and furisode (formal kimono worn by young Japanese women and maiko), which we display throughout our home as beautiful textile art. The history of geisha, which contrary to popular belief were never courtesans, is a long and fascinating one. Still to this day the few remaining women in Japanese society who practice this beautiful but dying art wear only the absolute finest and most elegant kimono, accessories and hair ornaments.
The hair accessories in the LongLocks GeishaStix line are inspired by the fabulous hair ornaments worn throughout history by Japanese geisha and maiko (apprentice geisha). These ornate hair pins can be worn alone or in combination with other hair accessories in the more traditional Asian style. LongLocks GeishaStix hair pins are perfect for creating elegant updos for Prom, romantic hairstyles for weddings, or any special occasion for which you'd really like to sparkle. These hair accessories are also great for anime fans or cosplayers looking for fabulous pieces to add to their elaborate Asian-inspired costumes! Every hand crafted LongLocks GeishaStix hair ornament is archived, one-of-a-kind and never exactly duplicated.