Oriental art pertains to art from the entire Far East, although most people think only of the more popular styles such as Japanese and Chinese art. Some of the items that are commonly thought of when it comes to Oriental art are the beautiful hand painted screens, beautiful scrolls, Satsuma vases and wall hangings, fans and cork art just to name a few. All have stood the test of time, their beauty and yet simplicity can transform an ordinary room into a work of art by simply placing a few Oriental accessories in strategic places.
Oriental plates are usually made of porcelain. Care should be taken as to how to prominently display them as they are easily broken if dropped. One of the most attractive ways to display Oriental plates is on the wall. Once again though, care must be taken in how to hang it on the wall. Using several plates to make a grouping. Plate artwork consists of everything from scenic Oriental landscapes to geishas. Many of the plates in this collection are of geisha girls.
About the Geisha
With many of these plates having geisha art on them, you may want to know a bit about the geisha. The geisha is from Japan, but actually the word originates in China. Geishas were entertainers and sang and danced professionally. In the past they are shown in long flowing robes with hair pulled back and up in ornate buns and wraps. A constant image in Oriental art, the liveliness and beauty of the geisha girl is more than likely what made her one of the most often used subjects in Oriental art.