Frances Battersby

Karakusa Solid Silver Brooch

$450.00 NZD

Master of Fine Arts and trained in Japanese Silversmithing Frances has reimagined this ancient art to create beautiful and unique pieces of silver, gold, gold plate and bronze jewellery.

Solid Sterling Silver. Kara Kusa is literally translated as Foreign Botanicals. These designs arrived in Japan via the Eurasian Trade Routes and were altered to suit Japanese aesthetic. Stylized sideways unfurling lotus leaves in one country, honey suckle or grape vines in another.

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