The allure of the hannya is in the nuances of its personality. It represents a woman whose jealousy and rage have transformed her into a demon, but rather than being purely evil or malevolent, the Hannya is a maelstrom of powerful negative emotions. It is simultaneously self-destructive and vindictive.
The Hannya is most closely associated with traditional Japanese Noh theater, which features actors in hand-carved wooden masks. The most striking part of the Hannya is that the mask itself does not move, but is meant to convey different emotions based on the angle it is viewed from. A subtle head tilt allows the Hannya’s facial expression to flicker between anguish, grief, and fury in a way that is as beautiful as it is haunting.
- Sterling silver
- Large: 2.3x1.2cm
- 24" sterling silver chain
- Small: 1.5x.75cm
- 20" sterling silver chain
- Available in two finishes
- Light: Polished to a bright, silver finish
- Dark: Oxidized, polished to a dark, gunmetal finish
Also available in 14k gold (pendant only)