Oiran T-shirt for Women - black
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Fitted women's T shirt with a round neck in four different sizes. 185 g/m2 cotton. We created an orange version is for those who are crazy about vivid colours. The large motif on its chest is a screen printed image of a Japanese beauty. This courtesan, Jade was well known for her beauty, erudition, and knowledge of art. Her company was solely available for a few, but she definitely turned lots of heads when she walked the streets with her corteges in such an amazing attire. A great gift for those who are in love with Japanese culture and the story of fashion.
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||S, M, L, XL|
|How to use||Cleaning: machine wash at 40°C . Do not tumble dry. Do not iron printed decoration.|