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1921 Print Japanese Sengoku Period Courtly Woman Costume Kuge Juni Hitoe XGDB5

1921 Print Japanese Sengoku Period Courtly Woman Costume Kuge Juni Hitoe XGDB5

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This is an original 1921 black and white halftone print of a portrait of Mrs. Charles Burnett wearing a 15th Century Japanese Court costume. This sengoku period garb supposedly consisted of twelve layers called the Juni-hitoe, in reality it was more along the lines of eight. It was mainly layers of robes and kimono more appropriately called karaginu-mo. Her teeth would be blacked out and her face painted over with white makeup with small, designed points for the lips and two black dots to supplant the eyebrows. This sort of dress was typical of the sengoku period kuge, or aristocratic class.

CONDITION

This 90+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 7 inches; 11 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: kosode, obi, warring states period

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