Takaracrafts

Geisha Inspired Textile Jewellery, Fabric Origami

Sheffield, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2016

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Takaracrafts

Geisha Inspired Textile Jewellery, Fabric Origami

Sheffield, United Kingdom | 196 Sales

Announcement    Custom Orders or Made to Orders of large items may take upto 3 weeks to finish. Please refer to individual product's processing time.

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Last updated on Oct 19, 2020

Custom Orders or Made to Orders of large items may take upto 3 weeks to finish. Please refer to individual product's processing time.

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Cora and Christopher

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Cora and Christopher

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About Takaracrafts

Sales 196
On Etsy since 2016

Geisha Inspired Textile Jewellery, Fabric Origami

Takara Crafts is a brand that represents unique designs, intricate craftsmanship, and vibrant colours. Our products include jewellery, hair accessories, and framed artwork. The main subjects of our craft include flowers and birds. All products are handmade using a Japanese traditional craft named “Tsumami-zaiku”, which is also known as “Kanzashi” in the Western world. The craft of Kanzashi was originated in the Edo era for creating elaborate headpieces for Maikos (apprentice Geisha). It uses small, folded pieces of fabric to form various objects, usually flowers. It is deeply connected to nature and the change of seasons, as Maikos use their headpieces to display seasonal plants that match the corresponding time of year. We want to recreate and show the transient beauty of nature, and the painstaking craft of Kanzashi allow us to achieve delicate designs which can do just that.

Despite putting our heart and soul into a traditional craft, we aim to bring new elements to our designs and to incorporate new ideas to form new products. Apart from recreating classic patterns such as chrysanthemum and cherry blossom, we have come up with new patterns such as Yorkshire rose, four-leaf clover, and angel wing. We have also incorporated celestial objects such as the moon and star constellations into our frame artworks. We hope our approach to Kanzashi can elevate the craft into a widely recognised art form and make it more accessible to the public in Britain.

Shop members

  • Cora

    Designer, Owner, Maker

    A scientist turned Kanzashi artisan based in Sheffield who creates accessories and artwork using primarily cotton fabric. Inspired by Geisha’s attire, seasonal flowers and birds. Cora has showcased and sold her work in various craft fairs.

  • Christopher

    Marketer, Shipper, Owner

    A Scientist turned salesman and vintage jewellery dealer. Chris started learning all about dealing vintage jewellery from 2016. He helps in the business about selling and marketing kanzashi products. Also owns Takaracollectables.etsy.com

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Last updated on May 3, 2018
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Delivery services

All UK small parcels will be posted with Royal mail 1st Class signed for.

International mails of value over £20 will be sent via Royal mail tracked services with insurance. The cost of post and package reflects this service.

Any packaging and postage overage will be refunded.

Custom and personalised orders

We are happy to take commission orders. If you like a particular design but want it in a different colour scheme, or the item that you like is sold out, please feel free to contact us.

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