EDO Period Dragon Wari-kōgai
A striking Wari-kōgai made from finely carved bronze depicting a dragon with gold eyes and detailed scroll work. The Wari-kōgai (割笄) is an ornament worn in the hair by Samurai and also carried in the scabbard with a Japanese sword. Also known as a sword-needle it could split to form a pair of chopsticks called waribashi. Wari-kōgai became predominant from the Edo period.
Approximate dimensions are 20.5 cm length and 27 grams weight.
The Wari-kōgai Ships in an original kiri wood box. The total weight with box is 121 grams.
Shipping is via Australia Post and includes tracking and signature.
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