Most of the Christmas ornaments from Japan are from the 1950s on. A few, however, like this one, are from the 1920s. They made these types of pieces from a rough chenille, that is actually sisal.
It has been called chenille for so many years, but it is a rope type fiber. I have a candy container from the same era also made from this type of chenille.
When you find this rough type of chenille' it is usually a piece that is much older than the soft chenille. Japan didn't make a lot of ornaments in the 1920s - candy containers (they made a lot of mesh candy containers), and a few ornaments, like this one. This one has been stored away. It's condition is just wonderful - bright and clean. The center part that is natural color has darkened with age.The red is still vivid. It is large, measuring 8 1/2 across. It is a 3D puffy star, with foil die cut paper leaves, and a few small composition berries. It is really wonderful, and won't disappoint.
The hanger is just thread, and coming loose. If you hang it, you would want to add something a bit more substantial.
The chenille covers molded cardboard. It is made from simple materials, and has just wonderful charm. It is very Art Deco, in line with it's era. This piece won't disappoint.
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