Pendant size: Height 35mm x Width 40mm approx. Each Japanese Maple leaf is unique and individual.
Real Japanese Maple leaves are picked from the tree, dried and then the flesh removed. This is carefully done to preserve all of the detail in the leaf like its veins and edges. The leaves are given a thick silver coating making it strong and durable.
Maple in Japanese culture.
With a rich history of symbolism, the Japanese maple tree has played an important part in Asian art, gardening and even poetry for hundreds of years. In Japan, the Japanese maple is known as "momji". The word has two English translations. The first is "baby's hands", and the second is "becomes crimson leaves".
Peace and Serenity. Japanese maple trees have been considered a symbol of grace personified by many Asian cultures for hundreds of years. Associated with peace and serenity of the world's elements, Japanese maple trees represent balance and practicality and are called "kito" in the Japanese language, which means "calm", "rest" or "at peace".
Beauty and Magnificence. The expansive, horizontal branches and bright red foliage of the Japanese maple tree inspire awe and reverence in tree lovers the world over. The tree represents pure elegance and an educated sense of tastefulness.
Arrival of Autumn. Planting a Japanese maple tree in your garden traditionally symbolises the welcoming of autumn as a friend. In Asian art, star-shaped leaves of the Japanese maple trees are often paired with deer, as both are common symbols of the arrival of autumn.
Traditional. Some families pass a newborn baby through the branches of a Japanese Maple to encourage a long, healthy and prosperous life.
Japanese Maple in British culture. The Japanese Maple is associated with certain personalities and time frames. The tree is associated with the month of April. It represents unusual and complex individuals with great creativity, as well as people who are ambitious and who seek out new experiences.