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Camellias - Admiration; perfection; good luck gift to a man. They are also known as the Chinese Rose, and have been known for centuries in the Orient. Camellia, the "common tea plant", was used a beverage by the Chinese as early as 500 B.C. according to written record. The actual date may be much earlier, however. According to legend the discovery of tea as a beverage was made by Ning, who lived from 2737 - 2705 B.C. Tea was a rare commodity in Japan during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 905 A.D.) and as such the elaborate tea ceremony developed for the royalty and elite. It was considered so valuable that it was kept locked in silver tea caddies or boxes in the homes of the wealthy only.

Camellias were named in posthumous honor of George Joseph Kamel by Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who developed the binomial system of naming plants that is still in use today. He named many plants that he had not seen. Kamel, whose name in Latin was Camellus, was a Jesuit priest who served as a missionary to the Philippines where he died. It is speculated that he never saw a camellia.

At the tip of these hair sticks you will find handmade dichroic floral lampwork glass beads by fellow etsy artist at rufusandroxy. Below sits gold plated rondelles of clear Swarovski crystals atop gold pleated filigree bead caps that nestle clear aurora Borealis Swarovski crystals.

What Are Swarovski Crystals?

Swarovski (swore-off-ski) is a company in Austria that
produces some of the world's most beautiful beads. Their
special process creates components that have incredible brilliance and are in high demand. They cost a little more, but the results are worth it

The hand carved hair sticks are from India, where they are harvested after the animal dies from natural causes. I have hand painted them in a shade of frosted red. Hand painting these sticks is a time consuming process. Each stick has to dry a day in between coats and each stick requires at least 3 coats, so they are naturally more expensive than the wood, plus bone does not break like the wood can it is very sturdy. They may break if you drop them on the floor, however I have never had any to break in my hair like the wooden ones. They measure 5 3\/4" with 4 1\/2" of usable stick.

Thanks for looking and remember to take time to smell the roses!

WAS 28 NOW 21 Camellia Hair Sticks Deluxe Collection


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