Japanese antique Oiran doll, 1950's
Splendid and very rare Japanese antique silk-faced
Oiran dressed in numerous rich kimonos and
silk brocaded obi belt tied in Oiran's style in front,
and adorned with golden cords. Her complexity special
Oiran hair-style embellished with numerous hair-pins,
bira-bira pins and comb as well as silk fabric and
golden rope. Doll's face, arms and legs beautifully
crafted from silk fabric and her lovely face hand
painted artistically and delicate. Oiran's traditional
High wooden sandals have three very high heels. The doll
looks like coming off the ukiyo-e print.
From the Edo period the Oiran were the best
classes among the women of pleasure and they had the most
elaborate and rich costume and hair style possible. She
might walk out splendid dressed and escorted by apprentices
and little servant girls.
Their art and fashions often set trends and, because of
this, cultural aspects of Oiran traditions
continue to be preserved to this day.
Dimensions of the doll: 67 cm /26,3 inches high
Condition: the doll is in excellent condition according
to age with no damage and with wonderful antique taste.
Price: US$ 790.00
Shipment fee with full insurance will be about US$ 105-135.00