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Christmas Sale - 2 for 1! Buy one item from my store and pick a second item up to the value of the first item free! Just message me after your purchase and if that item is still available, its yours!

This listing is for a single paper crane mobile/suncatcher made from gold and red patterned yuzen paper, non-tarnish red coated copper jewellery wire and gold glass, metal and acrylic beads. In the breeze the crane comes alive and flies!

It measures approximately 16cm long and the crane has a 5 cm wingspan.

I wouldn't recommend hanging the mobile outside as this will damage the crane.

For the Japanese, the crane—or tsuru—is considered a national treasure, appearing in art, literature, and folklore. The Japanese regard the crane as a symbol of good fortune and longevity because of its fabled life span of a thousand years. It also represents fidelity, as Japanese cranes are known to mate for life.

Shortly after the end of World War II, the folded origami cranes came to symbolize a hope for peace through Sadako Sasaki and her unforgettable story of perseverance. Diagnosed with leukemia after being exposed to radiation after the bombing of Hiroshima, Sadako became determined to reach a goal of folding 1,000 cranes in hopes of being rewarded with health, happiness, and a world of eternal peace. Although she died before reaching her goal, the tradition of sending origami cranes to the Hiroshima memorial has endured as a symbol of the Japan’s ongoing wish for nuclear disarmament and world peace.

I was hooked on making origami cranes after reading the story of Sadako when I was about 10 years old and haven't been able to stop.

See more pretty things in my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Flutterbyecreation?ref=si_shop

Thanks for looking :)

Origami Paper Crane Mobile/Suncatcher - Oriental Red - 2 for 1 Christmas Sale

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: yuzen paper, jewellery wire, beads
  • Feedback: 5 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Newcastle, Australia
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