Japanese AntiqueGeisha doll sitting in straw palanquin,
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.
Price: US$ 780.00
* Mail delivery and insurance fee approx. US$ 88-94.00