Japanese Antique Geisha doll sitting in a straw
carriage (a taxi cab - KAGO), 1920's
Absolutely rare finely modeled Japanese unique
Geisha doll dressed with silk kimono colored in pink and gilded
and hand painted with waves motif. Her black silk-brocaded
obi belt tied in front as big bow. Her intricate hair style
adorned with rich patterned wooden comb and hair pin hand
painted with floral motif and with long silver
bira-bira hair-pin. She has traditional style make up
whitening and with small beauty spots on her face.
From the Edo period the Oiran and Geisha had the most
elaborate and rich costume and hair style possible.
The doll sits into an ancient traditional Japanese taxi
cab - KAGO or straw carriage. Kago are made of woven straw
with two sides open and with small-sized windows on each
side. In ancient time this portable cab was carried by two
men which hold it on their shoulders. Inside the palanquin
you can see a few silk cushions and a silk rope holder for
Dimensions of the straw carriage: 38 cm /14,9 inches high, 52 cm /20,4
Condition: The doll is in very good condition according
to age, however it is possible her lips-stick color was
more brightly previously.
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