The art of making kanzashi makes use of some origami techniques, when tiny squares of fabric material are folded in a special way in order to get a single petal of a flower. Such petals are then sewn together to form a flower. The number of petals may vary from 5 to 75 or even more, depending on the particular flower being made.
Though Kanzashi appeared in Japan and is commonly perceived as the exclusive Japanese art, I believe it is part of the world cultural and art legacy. During many centuries masters polished this technique to turn it into a real fine art. I believe, beauty has no boundaries and the sense of beauty is common to all the nations.
Have a look at a few examples of kanzashi flowers, I made myself…