Oshie developed as a craft in the second half of Edo period ( 1600-1868) as a pastime for wealthy women who had time on their hands. They also had access to silk remnants to re-use. Some oshie were displayed on small sticks which could be inserted into display stands. The ones here have been mounted on paper. Most of them have been pasted into the centre of the sheet with the side pieces folding over to close:
We bought these oshie together and they seem to have been made by the same person.
I love the attitude and the flirtatious sideways look of the woman in this final one.