My Ikebana: Folded Salal

Added on by the ikebana shop.

This is an arrangement using unconventional materials.

Salal leaves were folded crosswise and lengthwise to present a different shape from what we are used to seeing.

Next, I used the Sogetsu steel hanadome (花留め)not as a flower holder but as part of the arrangement to create lines.  

Complementing the black, thin and angular hanadome are two wooden boards, also painted in black.

Here is the whole arrangement.

I hope you like it.  --Miyako