Japanese antique MAIKO doll from Kyoto , 1930's
This wonderful Japanese
doll crafted in Kyoto, around 1930-s and represents
beautiful young maiko ( apprentice geisha) girl dressed
with artistically hand painted red silk kimono with very
long sleeves ( symbol of unmarried woman) and adorned with
persimmons, flowers and butterflies motif and silk
brocaded golden-green obi belt tied in only maiko's way
with long wings which down to the ground. Her exquisite
upper kimono is shoved under red rope-belt (obijime), which
decorate her obi sash belt in front to reveal her plain
red silk under-kimono.
Maiko's black wooden high sandals - pokkuri ( a symbol of
virginity) hand painted with golden flowers.
Her hairdo in Edo style embellished with silk
flowers, metal bira-bira two long hair pin and silk
Dimensions: 42 cm / 16, 5 inches high
Condition: very good according to age with no damage
and with real antique taste. Slightly faded kimono's color.
Price: US$ 460.00
*Express mail delivery and insurance fee will be approx.
US $ 50-55.00