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Antique Japanese Meiji Costume Doll Maiko

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Antique Japanese Meiji Costume Doll Maiko
This is a fine Maiko Isho Ningyo , costume doll from Kyoto in the Meiji period (1868-1912) . Her elegant kimono is made of Chirimen, crepe cloth, sleeves and collars are decorated with fine embroideries and her Obidome (ornament for kimono belt) has nice carvings of leaves in metal. Her Nihongami, traditional hair style has shibori, tie dyed , chirimen ,Tsumami kanzashi, silk fabrics folded into flowers, and a Bira- bira kanzashi , dangling hair accessory. Her mouth is slightly opened in a lovely expression and her hands gracefully hold a painted fan while she seems to be slightly dancing contributing to the overall stunning effect. Because of age, her costumes are discolored and some of her embroideries have come off and red fabric on the bottom is worn, a few hanging metal pieces and petals on the flowers on the hair are missing.The folding fan is connected with wire on the bottom and a hairline crack on her thumb. She is mounted on the wooden board on the bottom. 14.5 " H x 5.25 " W x 4 deep,this width and depth are the size of wooden stand on the bottom ( 36.8 cm H x 13.3 cm W x 10.2 cm D ) Weight is 12.4oz ( 353g )

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