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Japanese Antique Textile Oshi-e Doll Motif of Civilian in Edo-Period-2

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1403936

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Oshi-e, litterally "pressed picture" which is made of fragments of antique European print and Japanese print (wa-sarasa) and the motif is a civilian man in Edo period. The history of Oshi-e date back to Heian period, found in Shosoin Treasures (around 10th century) It was very popular toy in Edo period with motif of Kabuki Theatre actors. The ground paper is "Itame-gami" which is ten layers of washi and has thin cotton lining so that it looks like a shallow relief. In good condition. The second half of the 19th century. H: 33.5cm, W:13cm