A collection of four vintage Japanese red lacquer geisha hair accessories comprising two combs and two hair pins. CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear. All the combs and hair pins are made from box wood and then covered with a layer of bright red lacquer.
The two combs or kushi are made in traditional shaped. The kogai or hair pins are of the type which come apart in the centre for insertion into the chignon of a traditional. Are not matching pieces with the combs. #1 rectangular comb with curved back measures 2¼ x 4½ ins (5.5 x 11 cm).#2 half moon shaped comb measures 2¼ x 4½ ins (5.5 x 11 cm). #3 large kogai hair pin measures 7 ins (18 cm). #4 smaller kogai hair pin measures 6 ins (15 cm). 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. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "simitra" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.