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Japanese Antique Textile Oshi-e Doll Made of Silk Fragments-3

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1403942

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Oshi-e, litterally "pressed picture" which is made of fragments of antique silk cloth which are all vegetable dye. 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 but black plain silk of head is deteriorated because of iron mordant. The second half of the 19th century. H:38cm W:19cm