A few years ago, I found this item at a thrift store. I didn't know what it was at first and wanted to use it to photograph jewelry. But I became curious about its origin, so I started searching. It turned out to be a traditional Japanese geisha headrest
These headrests, known as "takamakura" in Japanese, are small, pillowed supports used to protect a geisha's elaborate hairstyle while she slept. They were also used to maintain good posture and prevent wrinkles while sleeping. Geisha headrests were often decorated with intricate designs and made from a variety of materials, including wood, lacquer, and gold. They have been used for centuries in Japan and are still produced today for traditional and decorative purposes.
My headrest is made of lacquer and is marked on the side. Unfortunately, I can't read the stamp.
I don't know if this headrest has any age.
I personally find this headrest very decorative.
Japanese girl 1874.