japanese traditional geisha doll siting in straw carriage, antique
japanese antique geisha doll sitting in traditional ancient taxi - kago
OG-200 Japanese AntiqueGeisha doll sitting in straw palanquin, 1920's

Absolutely rare antique Japanese unique Geisha doll dressed with silk kimono colored in pink and gilded and hand painted with waves motif. Her black silk-brocaded obi belt tied in front as big bow (special style for geisha and oiran only).
Her intricate 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 and Geisha 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 straw carriage: 38 cm /14,9 inches high, 52 cm /20,4 inches wide

Condition: The doll is in very good condition according to age, however it is possible her lips-stick color was more brightly previously.

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