Japanese Dragonfly Lantern Earrings
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An ancient name for Japan was Akitsu-shimu or dragonfly isle. Dragonflies symbolize good luck and were believed to be the spirit of the rice plant. Here they adorn a paper lantern, an integral part of Japanese culture. The 500-year-old Feast of Lanterns, or Obon, ends with floating illuminated lanterns down rivers.ERS7286
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print, ear wires are hypo-allergenic
Dimensions: Hangs approx. 2.50" (Gift Boxed with Provenance Card)