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Dragon and Geisha

Unique Traditional artwork made with:

  • - Black ink/White and golden ink
  • - Copic/Prismacolor/Touch markers
  • - Made on Canson Bristol 14x17" cardboard paper

On sale at 70$CAN and shippable anywhere, if you are interested : please contact me by email via cinensis.artwork@gmail.com and it will be a pleasure to answer any questions you may have about it or complete the purchase.

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Kimono by Liza Dalby

“In the sixteenth century, the nobility ceased to be the sole source of fashion inspiration. Playgirls (asobime) – multitalented, trendy ladies who led rather public lives (sometimes glossed as ‘courtesans’) – wore their kosode belted with long tasseled silk cords. The cords, called Nogoya obi, were woven according to a style then popular in China, roped about the hips six or seven times, and tied in a looping bow.” (Dalby 37)

“Playgirls also did their hair into Chinese chignons, initiating a fashion for women to put up their hair. In previous ages, men had been the ones to oil and arrange their tresses. Women had favored long straight locks, or perhaps a simple ponytail.” (Dalby 37)

“Late Edo fashion for women was undeniably restrictive. […] Hairstyles for women had developed into the elaborate comb-studded coiffures familiar from woodblock prints. With such a coiled oiled structure on her head, a woman couldn’t even sleep freely. Finally, the practice of applying lead- and mercury-based whitening cosmetics, originally a custom limited to the noblility, had now spread into common popularity. By the nineteenth century, being fashionable was truly hazardous to a Japanese woman’s health.” (Dalby 50)

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AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD - model: Rianne van Rompaey - Geisha models: Chiharu Okunugi & Maaya Yoshiyama -  photography: Tim Walker - creative director: Kate Phelan - hair: Shon - makeup: Sam Bryant  - Vogue UK December 2016

  • featured designers: Balenciaga - Prada -  Red Valentino - Louis Vuitton - Junya Watanabe - Loewe
  • location: Yamaguchi House, Nagano &  Kujukuri, Chiba Prefecture - Japan

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