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Brown - 1 1/2 inch Stretchy Crocheted Headband

Brown - 1 1/2 inch Stretchy Crocheted Headband

One of our most popular accessories. These stretchy, soft headbands add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. With 22 colors to choose from, you are sure to find just the right color for every outfit. This comfy headband is perfect for babies, girls of all ages and even moms too! Extremely versatile, the open weave of the headband allows you to attach clips to match your outfit. Each headband measures approximately 6 inches in diameter when unstretched and can stretch to approx 16 inches.

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A Blade By Any Name
An expose of swords and swordsmanship

“The pen is mightier than the sword,” said the Englishman Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

Alas, that may be true. But how many works of literary arts illustrate the wonder and fascination of swords through scenes of wars, duels, or portrayals of swashbucklers and beau sabreurs?

King Arthur’s “Excalibur,” Beowulf’s “Hrunting,” the “Flamberge” of Charlemagne—and even “Glamdring,” the sword of Gandalf the Grey—are names of legendary swords both fictional and real that have captured human imagination for generations.

A sword looks simplistic enough—a long, edged blade of metal with a leather or steel grip and a sharp tip. But since Bronze Age, perhaps more than any other instrument, the sword has helped carve the history of mankind.

In the last 600 years, guns and cannons have largely displaced swords in battle, but throughout history, the sword’s symbolic and authoritative nature is indomitable. Carrying a sword projects power, authority, elegance, and personality, and the sword’s characteristics in turn evoke qualities—both the virtues and foibles—of its bearer.

In Japan, the sword defines courage and strength and often accompanies Shinto religious rituals. Japanese swords—katanas—are highly valued and represent bravery in battle. In the Celtic culture, swords depict a part of family crests or emblems, denoting honor, pride, and wealth. Celtic swords also represent familial ties, hierarchy, and blood lineage. And in medieval Europe, knights carry heavy broadswords that embody righteousness, courage, and justice.

Japanese Nihonto
Nihonto is a traditional single-edged Japanese sword, of which the katana is most common. A katana is slender, slightly curved, and has a circular guard. Known for its superb sharpness and cutting ability, the katana has a long grip to accommodate both hands of the user.

Katanas are constructed from tamahagane, a special Japanese carbon-infused steel. A katana’s edge is more malleable than blades made from traditional hard steel, which could break when struck in combat. The hand guard (tsuba) of the Katana is elaborately designed as a work of art—especially during the Edo period—to depict dragons, Japanese scenery, or a family crest.

Katanas are closely associated with the Japanese samurai, a class of warriors during the feudal period. Japanese nobles employed samurais during the struggle for land among three major Japanese clans during the feudal period—the Minamoto, the Taira, and the Fujiwara. Between the 9th and 12th centuries, the samurai became separately classes—the Samurai (knights-retainers) and the Bushi (warriors). The samurais gave complete loyalty to their daimyo (feudal landowners) and received land, honor, and wealth in return. Daimyo used his samurais to protect his property, family, and sovereignty.

Samurais typically carry two swords—a katana and a wakizashi, a shorter sword of less than 24 inches. Believing that their swords are the “souls” of their warriorship, samurais named each sword they carry.

With such power come supreme discipline and responsibility. Central to samurai thought is “bushido," which means the "Way of the Warrior." The samurai’s duty and responsibility transcends his fear of death, and in turn, such tranquility affords him an inner peace to serve faithfully and loyally without a hint of selfishness. In a way, the violence and power of the samurai’s katana is tempered by the serenity of his Bushido thought, believed to have derived from the Shinto religion.

Chinese Jian
The Chinese were experts of technological ingenuity in ancient times, and the Shang Dynasty’s (1700 – 1100 B.C.) mastery of bronze weaponry created the first recorded Chinese swords—short, stout, leaf-shaped blades of about 14 inches in length.

The jian is a double-edged straight sword closely associated with the Chinese civilization for over 2,500 years. The steel jian from the Han Dynasty (207 B.C. – 9 A.D.) onward often boasts wooden carvings, lacquered bamboo scabbards, and ornate inscriptions of family heritage. Later, the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) introduced silk tassles to Chinese swords as decoration as well as a form of distraction in combat.

Ancient Chinese nobles, officials, and martial artists carry jian on a daily basis. Ornate, gilded jian were passed on from father to son as family heirlooms and signifies a family’s tradition and heritage. Specialized swords, cast of gold or cut directly from a block of jade, are often used in elaborate ceremonies in the Imperial Court.

Chinese swords are portrayed to hold immense power for the wielder in “wuxia” literary arts, a broad genre of Chinese fiction depicting martial artists in ancient times. A prime example is 'Smiling Proud Wanderer' by acclaimed wuxia writer Louis Cha. The story writes of a legendary sword manual that would enable whomever that learned from it to be invincible with the “jian." The question of human nature, morality

Twinkle Creat Korea Rhinestone

Twinkle Creat Korea Rhinestone

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