Artist Kristina Kada captures the graceful hanging of a plum blossom bough in her lovely arching pendant softened by a hyacinth purple cord. The ume or plum blossom is Japan's favorite flower and symbolizes new beginnings, hope and renewal. The adjustable kumihimo cord is hand-dyed and hand-woven (see copy below for details and care).
Oxidized sterling silver pendant with matte sterling accents is 2" w x 1 1/4" l and includes the artist's special signature stamp on the back. Adjustable cord is 29" l. Made in the USA.
About the Kumihimo Cord Each silk necklace cord is hand-dyed and woven into an intricate braid on a wooden, tabletop loom. This technique honors the centuries-old traditional Japanese craft called kumihimo. This is the same technique used for decorative cording on kimonos, samurai sword handles, and the cords for hanging netsuke. The cord ends are finished with sterling silver accents. Due to the size of the finished ends, the kumihimo cord may not be interchanged with another cord or chain without damage.
Care of your Kumihimo Cord Treat the cord as you would a silk garment. Avoid getting the cord wet as much as possible (do not wear in the shower). If necessary, you may hand wash the cord with cold water and a drop of silk detergent. Rinse and completely dry before wearing.