Japanese Antique Oiran doll sitting in palanquin, 1920's
Absolutely rare finely modeled Japanese unique Oiran
doll dressed in pink colored silk kimono gilded and hand
painted with waves motif ( only for geisha
and oiran's kimono motif) and black
silk-brocaded obi belt tied in front ( special geisha
and oiran way).
Her hair style adorned with rich patterned wooden comb and
long hair pins which are hand painted with floral motif
and also her hair adorned with long silver bira-bira
hair-pin shaped as a fan.
She has traditional style make up whitening and with small
beauty spots on her face.
From the Edo period Oiran were the best
classes among the women of pleasure and they had the most
elaborate and rich costume and hair style possible.
Oiran sits into and ancient traditional Japanese
taxi cab - KAGO, which are made of woven straw
with two sides open and with small-sized windows on each
side. In ancient time this portable cab was carried by two
men which hold it on their shoulders.
Inside the KAGO palanquin you can see a few
silk cushions and a silk rope holder for comfortable sitting.
Dimensions of the kago: 38 cm /14,9 inches high, 52 cm /20,4
Condition: The doll is in excellent condition according
to age, however it is possible her lips-stick color was
Price: US$ 740.00
* Express mail delivery and insurance fee approx. US$65-70.00