#2 small comb measures 1¼ x 3¼ ins (3 x 8 cm). #3 larger kogai measures 6 ins (15 cm). #4 smaller kogai measures 5 ins (13 cm).The combs are made in the traditional rectangular shape with a curved back. They are made from wood covered with gold lacquer and.
Further embellished by inlay in mother of pearl. The kogai or hair pins are of the type which come apart in the centre to be inserted into the traditional Japanese coiffure. Both are of wood covered with black lacquer and gold work and decorated with a traditional design opf bamboo leaves. 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. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "simitra" and is located in this country: GB.
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