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Exquisite Tsumami-Zaiku Headpieces and Accessories for Special Occasions

Hand Crafted in England with Love

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Takara is a British headpiece and accessory designer-maker based in Sheffield. We create beautiful, delicate and elaborate pieces for every special occasion. Our creations of distinctive designs and styles are made for women who want to show their individuality through fashion, and appreciate fine craftsmanship, originality, and quality. Not only are our pieces beautiful fashion items, each of them is a unique piece of wearable  work of art.


A delightful union of tradition, culture, nature

With great finesse, all of our pieces are created by using the traditional craft of Tsumami-Zaiku – a Japanese artisan skill that dates back to the late 18th century, and is used extensively to make exquisite floral headpieces for Maikos (apprentice Geishas). Tsumami-Zaiku is a delightful union of Japanese tradition, culture, and nature. We aim to bring this over two-century-old craft into modern fashion, so as to create distinctive, unique, and alternative headpieces. >>Read more about the history of Tsumami-Zaiku


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Fabric is the predominant material of Tsumami-Zaiku. We always source the best fabric to achieve the perfect result. We use lightweight, fine fabric such as habutae silk and cotton lawn to reduce weight and to give a smooth finish to our pieces. Rice glue is another vital traditional material to the craft. Through numerous experiments, we created our own recipe, and we produce our very own homemade rice glue to ensure its quality. Making a piece through Tsumami-Zaiku involves fabric-cutting, folding, and assembling, all of which require intricate and precise handiwork that cannot be replicated by machinery. Tsumami-Zaiku demands immense labour, precision, and skills; some of our pieces take days or weeks to complete. Every piece is the product of hard work, attention to detail, and passion.

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Meticulously handcrafted from start to finish,
individuality and attention to detail are in our ethos

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The magic happens in our little studio in Sheffield, where all of our pieces are meticulously handcrafted by Cora. Putting her soul into each and every piece she makes, Cora dedicates her full attention and care to her creations from start to finish. From designing to glue production, from flower-making to mounting, Cora focuses on every step along the way to create the most luxurious and exquisite piece for you. As an artist, Cora takes great inspiration from nature and creates a wide variety of flowers. Butterflies, birds, and the ocean are also her subject of interest and often appear in her work. >>Read more about Cora


Own your unique piece of luxurious handcrafted accessory that
lets you stand out from the crowd

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Because all of our pieces are designed and handcrafted in our studio, you will always be able to find a unique and original piece that adds sparkles and vibrance to your special day. Visit our online shop to find the special piece that you have been looking for. You can also find some of our products at All Good Stuff at Butcher Works, an independent gallery style gift shop in Sheffield. To make the experience extra special, customisation and bespoke service are also available. Feel free to have a friendly chat with us about the ultimate piece you have in mind. Feel free to contact us at enquiries@takatactafts.co.uk