Kanzashi, consisting of Kushi (Comb) and Kogai (Hairpin) set, have been important hair accessories in Japanese fashion for over 400 years. They are made from a variety of materials including wood, metal, tortoiseshell, bakelite and resin. The decorative techniques include lacquer, makie, inlaid abalone, silver and gold wire. They are works of art and are still worn in contemporary Japan today. Probably the most well known examples of Kanzashi are those worn by geisha or those worn as part of the elaborate Japanese wedding trousseau. Variety of form gives a wonderful scope for the collector.