Japanese antique MAIKO doll from Kyoto , 1930's
This graceful 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 scarf.
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$ 475.00
* Express mail delivery and insurance fee approx. US $
**Glass Box for display and storage can be provided for