Japanese antique doll of Maiko with wisteria branch, 1920's
Wonderful Japanese antique doll represents young Maiko or
apprentice Geisha dressed in magnificent purple silk kimono
and red silk crepe under kimono with silk-stitch hand-embroidered
wisteria blossoms motif.
Her kimono's long right sleeve thrown off to reveal vibrant
figured silk her under kimono. And her another under kimono
is embroidered with plum and cherry flowers. Silk brocade
obi tied in Maiko's way.
Doll's face carved of wood and covered in a highly burnished
gofun and hand-painted artistically. Her hair embellished
with Fuji flower as well as red ribbon. She dances with
Fuji (wisteria) branch in her hands.
This magnificent doll crafted about 1920's, in Kyoto, ensuring
the finest quality and craftsmanship. Tender, expressive
face, exquisite kimono make this doll a highly collectible
Dimensions: 41cm/16,4” high
Condition: excellent according to age
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