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Norma Rossman, Basingstoke, Hampshire UK  

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Three Japanese hair ornaments comprising one comb and two hair bodkins

CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear

APPROXIMATE DATE: early to mid 20th century

MATERIALS: wood, lacquer

A collection of Japanese hair accessories comprising a hair comb and two hair bodkins

#1 A traditional kushi or hair comb of half moon shape deeply carved. It is covered with gold and black lacquer gold lacquer. It measures 1½ ins h x 4 ins w (4 x 10 cm)

#2 A traditional kogai or bodkin type hair pin which comes apart to be inserted through the chignon. It is made of wood covered in gold and black lacquer with a carved design upon the end pieces. It measures 6 ins l (15 cm)

#3 A traditional kogai or bodkin type hair pin similar to #2. It is made of wood covered in gold and black lacquer. It measures 6¼ ins l (15.5 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: DUP18-02-051


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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold/black, Size: comb 1½ ins h x 4 ins w (4 x 10 cm); hairpin 6 ins l (15 cm)

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The Spanish Comb


Norma Rossman
Basingstoke, Hampshire
UK
  

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