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Japanese Antique Textile Costume Of Bunraku Puppet Show

Japanese Antique Textile Costume Of Bunraku Puppet Show

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1910: Item # 952007

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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This is a costume for Bunraku which is also called Ningyo Joruri. Bunraku is a form of puppet theater which came to flourish among common people in the 18th century. This costume is made of silk crepe with embroidery and hand-spun cotton wa-sarasa in the lining, the both are from Edo period, however some cloths are replaced with much younger ones. It has a hole for a head in the top part and holes for hands in the sleeves. It has wear, rips and mending patches. 83cm x 102cm 32.7" x 40"