Japanese Antique Oiran doll sitting in a straw kago
cradlle (a taxi cab), 1920's
Absolutely rare finely modeled Japanese unique
Oiran doll dressed in pink
colored silk kimono gilded and hand painted with
waves motif ( only for geisha and oiran's kimono motif) and black silk-brocaded obi belt tied in front
( special geisja and oiran way).
Her 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 sjaped as a fan.
She has traditional style make
up whitening and with small beauty spots on her face.
From the Edo period Oiran 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 holded 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 kago: 38 cm /14,9 inches high, 52 cm /20,4
Condition: The doll is in excellent condition according
to age, however it is possible her lips-stick color was more
Price: US$ 740.00
* Express mail delivery and insurance fee approx. US$65-70.00