Japanese women from the Edo Era to the Early Showa Era periods wore Hair Combs and Ornamental Hairpins that were made with various materials like ivory and coral, in a multitude of shapes employing a variety of skills in their fabrication. As you look at the images in this publication, you will gain a wonderful perspective of everyday life through these spirit of women through hair accessories. These photos are mainly collection of Kiyomizu- Sannenzaka- Museum.
This is a New, softcover publication, unbroken spine and in its original shrink wrap. This volume is published in JAPANESE only and contains beautiful images for understanding of the craft. ISBN: 89511-553-4.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection