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Hairdresser with her subject

von Stillfried-Ratenicz, Franz, 1881, Photograph
Hairdresser with her subject
Hairdresser with her subject
Hairdresser with her subject
Category
Library Item
Item no
15129
Title
Hairdresser with her subject
Description
A female hairdresser arranges the hair of a woman turning her back to the camera. The women are both wearing casual kimonos with obi belts. The client's hair is being arranged in a chignon, probably in the popular 'marumage' style. She gazes at her reflection in a round hand mirror that is supported by a wooden stand.
Behind the mirror lies a 'hakohibachi', a brazier encased in a wooden chest with a teapot on it. At the foot of it is a tray with a blue tea pot and cups on top. The floor is covered with tatami mats and a hanging scroll ('kakemono') and paper screens ('shoji') are also visible in the background.
Date
1881
Size
24 x 19.5 cm
Type
Location
Art and Design Library