Geishas (literally “women of art”) were educated companions, pleasant in all respects dancers and singers, they also mastered the art of playing musical instruments. Knowing literature and poetry, possessing the art of versification, they enjoyed extraordinary popularity, poems were dedicated to them, they came to just admire. But with all the grace and manners, sophistication and external gloss of the cheerful quarters of Yoshiwara had its own grim side. Women, for the most part, were slaves and prisoners. In the engravings, we see the monotony and boredom of their daily life: they stroke cats, mess with each other and look from behind bars to the moon. All of them were in the thrall of melancholy, waiting for guests.
Author technique – embroidery and patches,, baguette framed.
size 72 x 48
Categories: Art Quilting.