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1925 Print Oiran Courtesan Costume Fashion Japanese Geisha Tayu XGZC9

1925 Print Oiran Courtesan Costume Fashion Japanese Geisha Tayu XGZC9

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This is an original 1925 sepia halftone print of a beautiful Japanese oiran with her attendants. Oiran were the high class courtesans in vogue before geisha became popular. They were raised away from common folk and developed skills in a variety of pleasing entertainments and rituals, such as music, the tea ceremony, ikebana (flower arranging), and others. Because of their incredible formality, the demand for oiran eventually declined as geisha rose in popularity, praised for their ability to connect with the common folk.

CONDITION

This 86+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Sepia
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.75 x 5.25 inches; 10 x 13 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: dress, paper umbrella, parasol, child, kimono

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