Color of abundance #2: Hairpins worn by geisha

HK$1,200

From the Edo period to the present day, geisha has been regarded as the symbol of Japanese culture. Ordinary people’s impression of geisha come down to either the thick layer of white makeup on their face, or the elaborate ornaments decorating their hair. This hairpin is a small accessory that was originally part of a full set of hair ornaments. A closer look reveals extremely tiny patterns, which, coupled with its lusterless outlook as a result of oxidation, exude an air of worldliness and maturity.

Note: Sold as a pair

從江戶時代延續至今,藝妓儼然是日本文化的象徵。一般人對藝妓的印象,除了那厚厚的白色塗粉,就是頭頂上華麗的髮飾。這支髮釵,原屬於整套髮飾中的一個小配件,仔細瞧可以看見極細的紋路,加上氧化而變得啞色的外觀,當中有一份滄桑的年代感。

註:兩隻一併販售

Measurements

 

Length: 6.3cm