Dark Amber Kogai AK103
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Large translucent dark amber tone kogai. There are bug bite chips and scratches near the ends as show in photos. This is a lovely kogai in deep caramel colors and centered in black.
Measures 15.8cm (6.2 inches) length and 1cm (0.2 inch) at widest point.
This is imitation bekko. By the late 19th century onward genuine materials like tortoiseshell had become very expensive. Therefore most of the hair ornaments which appear to be made of such materials are, in fact, made from synthetics. Most modern kanzashi continue to be called bekko because of the characteristics of tortoiseshell which it is meant to imitate. Unless a kanzashi is specified as genuine tortoiseshell, bekko will usually refer to the style and appearance, not real tortoiseshell.
Please understand that as with all antiques there may be rust or other signs of aging. Please refer to photos for exact condition. All photos are taken under natural light to provide most accurate representation as possible. Different devices and monitors display colors differently. Allow slight variations of colors in photos and item.