Oiran canvas tote
Delivery to Hungary: Free for all orders above 12 000 HUF.
100% cotton tote with comfy long straps. The fabric is on the lighter side (140 gr/m2) but it still can carry up to 20 kilos and if you fold it up it is only the size of a handkerchief. In addition to these great features it also has a screen printed image on its front side that will charm everyone with a thing for Japanese culture. Don't look for colours here, the countours of the drawing are extremely rich, presenting the luxury attire worn this beautiful young lady. Jade was one of the highest ranking courtesans who fascinated her clients with her beauty and intellect. Those, of course who had the means to have her as their company.
Exhibition: The Call of the East. Japonisme as Reflected in the Prints of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 5 February 2020– 17 May 2020
The original print: Unsigned (presumably Utagawa Kunisada): The courtesan called Tamakara (Jade) from the house called Kukimanji (The ten thousand characters of the joy over meeting again) Japan, Edo, mid-19th century, colour woodblock print © Museum of Fine Arts - Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts
The highest-ranking courtesans, called Oiran, were the top of the hierarchy of the pleasure quarter. Oiran were expected to be beautiful more than anything. Their unique fashions were often depicted in ukiyo-e, such as gorgeous hairstyles decorated with many ornamental hairpins, splendid kimono which were made anew for each season, Obi sash tied in front of the body and wooden clogs with three teeth. Even though fashion trends changed over time, courtesans’ fashions were always the trend-setters. It was not practical for ordinary women to copy Oiran’s fashions, however, there is no doubt that the latest fashions worn by Oiran were of great interest to them. Although their gorgeous fashion may be the first thing we think of when it comes to Oiran, they were required not only to be beautiful, but also to be educated and to have excellent entertainment skills. In the Edo period, many famous people of the time, including samurai and wealthy townspeople, visited Oiran frequently.
|Size||420 mm x 320 mm|
|How to use||Cleaning: machine wash at 40°C . Do not tumble dry. Do not iron printed decoration.|