Japanese Kanzashi hair accessories boxed set 2 geisha hair comb hair pinJapanese Kanzashi hair accessories boxed set 2 geisha hair comb hair pinJapanese Kanzashi hair accessories boxed set 2 geisha hair comb hair pinJapanese Kanzashi hair accessories boxed set 2 geisha hair comb hair pinJapanese Kanzashi hair accessories boxed set 2 geisha hair comb hair pinJapanese Kanzashi hair accessories boxed set 2 geisha hair comb hair pinJapanese Kanzashi hair accessories boxed set 2 geisha hair comb hair pinJapanese Kanzashi hair accessories boxed set 2 geisha hair comb hair pinJapanese Kanzashi hair accessories boxed set 2 geisha hair comb hair pinJapanese Kanzashi hair accessories boxed set 2 geisha hair comb hair pin

Two Japanese boxed hair accessories comprising one comb and one hair bodkin

CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear

APPROXIMATE DATE: mid to later 20th century

MATERIALS: wood, lacquer

DESCRIPTION:

Japanese boxed hair accessories comprising a hair comb and a matching hair bodkin

#1 A traditional kushi or hair comb of half moon shape in black resin. It is lavishly decorated with a multi colour floral design of chrysanthemums (kiku) in red, gold. Blue and green with small mother of pearl inlays. It measures 2 ins h x 4 ins w (5 x 10 cm)

#2 A traditional kogai or bodkin type hair pin which comes apart to be inserted through the chignon. It is covered in gold, red and black lacquer with a complementary design to the comb on the end pieces. It measures 6½ ins l (16 cm)

#3 Wooden box of typical form covered with black fabric and lined with white silk. It measures 3 ins h x 8 ins w (7.5 x 20 cm)

FURTHER INFORMATION:

The collage photograph shows illustrations taken from contemporary sources and depicts similar ornaments, showing how they were placed in the hair styles of the day. Such ornaments represent a link with traditional forms in Japanese hair accessories which have been used for many hundreds of years before Western styles began to supplant traditional forms.

Some 400 years ago, Japan took the simple comb and transformed it into an elegant beauty accessory that became a work of art. Japanese kushi (combs) and Kanzashi (hairpins) became expressions of a woman’s character, social class and marital status. Until the beginning of the modern era, decorative combs and hairpins called Kanzashi have been an important part of Japanese fashion. The elaborate hairstyles (mage), of the Edo period required a tremendous amount of time and money to maintain, and the value of what a woman wore in her hair often far exceeded even the cost of the beautiful silken, gold brocade kimono she wore on her back.

Item ID: DUP18-02-030


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: black/red/gold/green, Size: comb 2 ins h x 4 ins w (5 x 10 cm); pin 6½ ins l (16 cm); box 3 ins h x 8 ins w (7.5 x 20 cm)

Japanese Kanzashi hair accessories boxed set 2 geisha hair comb hair pin

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