Antique Japanese Traditional Kushi Comb Kogai Hairpin
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This is a gorgeous traditional Japanese kushi(comb)dated 1920's. It has a beautiful inlaid mother of pearl(as seen on the photo), comes with kanzashi stick. Excellent condition for its age. A beautiful collectible piece. The traditional kushi are often made by hands. As they are intended for an extraordinary variety of hairstyles, they come in quite a variety of shapes. Single and doubled -edged combs, semicircular combs and square combs. There are others with long, sharp handles and a small toothed section which, sometimes cut at an angle are for combing back hair at the sides of an elaborate traditional coiffure. These days they likely to be used only by geisha and in all probability are used mainly for styling wigs. Combs are commonly made of boxwood, often beautifully carved and decorated, and frequently lacquered. They may be also be made of tortoiseshell and or inlaid with nacre and semi precious stones.
Japanasia-Antiques-Collectibles And Modern
- Brandon, Florida
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