Very Rare Antique Japanese Geisha Takamakura Strung Porcelain Headrest Pillow
Antique Japanese Geisha Takamakura Strung Porcelain Headrest Pillow in a very rare round shape. The one blue painted tile translates to read OCCIPITAL, which means "the back of the head" and it says Made in Japan. This piece is made of over 100 porcelain tiles Strung on wire rods that extend into the wood disc's on each end creating the floating pillow. The wood caps have holes allowing for airflow to help cool the tiles. The ends of the wood have some light hand painted designs. Make sure to look at all photos as they are part of the description of this rare Geisha pillow / headrest. Size: 10.5" long x 6" around. There is a small amount of laquer loss in a couple of locations on the wood ends. To keep their elaborate hairstyle intact while sleeping, a well-to-do woman or a man in an Opium house once used this ceramic headrest as a pillow.
The headrest is made with Strung Porcelain tiles for the head support. Several of these date to the early 1800s. There are numerous sizes, shapes, and styles of these being offered. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques".
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- Color: Ivory
- Region of Origin: Japan