This koi kanzashi has been reserved for Kim Geiger only. In Japan, the koi (carp) is a symbol of good fortune. Koi streamers are flown during the Boys Day festival to represent parents hope that their sons will show courage and strength. This koi clip is composed of 58 squares of silk. Every piece is hand-dyed in subtle tones. The length is approximately 2 inches long. This piece has been mounted on an alligator clip for easy wear.