Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Aka Tombo hat of the day

Plum Blossom and feathers

Although the cherry blossom may be a more famous symbol of Japan it is the plum blossom that first shows its face against winters ends to tell us that spring is on its way. The deep bold colour of the plum blossom against the dark wood of its bare branches and the white of the still snowy ground has inspired painters, poets and kimono makers for centuries, and now me.

This cocktail hat is made of vintage kimono silk emblazened with bold embroidered plum blossoms. Adorned with a kimono silk rose, curled ostrich quills and coque feathers of black and magenta this hat is a bold statement of colour, style and history.

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