Vintage takamakura pillow for geisha from the late 19th century. Beige pillow with people pattern tighten on top of the wood box.
The takamakura (高枕) is a Japanese pillow with a long and storied past. The literal translation of the Japanese word takamakura is “high pillow”. Though the takamakura has long fallen out of common usage, the term endures in the popular Japanese phrase: taka-makura de neru. It means “to sleep in peace” or “to sleep without worrying”. The translations should provide insight to how the Japanese pillow is used. To ensure that a coiffure lasts longer. The takamakura is used as a neck cradle.
Dimensions: 3.5″ x 9″ x 7″
*Old piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.