(Woodblock print by Kunisada)
|Dressing tables were
often used in old Japan. They must have had an important meaning
in the life of women. On many woodblock prints of this era one can
see beautiful women and
sitting in front of their vanity. These dressing tables were used
to store combs, hairpins, powder and valuable oils. The mirror can
be folded and disappears entirely into the box.
dresses in traditional kimonos having their hair worn up
and adorned with ornaments exposing the neckline which was
considered to be one of the most beautiful parts of a woman. Geisha
dressed in colorful traditional kimonos, using a white foundation
make-up and painted their lips bright red.
Are you looking for an exceptional gift? These small furniture
items are very suitable as presents, birthday and retirement gifts.
In Korea, Cosmetic Box (Kyongdae) with
mirror designed to be suitable for use while fitting on the floor, were
very popular during the later
Dynasty period. The drawers are for combs, other
make-up tools and hair ornaments. This was one of the essential items for
the wedding preparation of a bride. Designed for the convenience of a
woman using it while sitting on the floor, they were portable and were
often moved to sunny spots. When not using the vanity, a woman kept the
mirror folded down.