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
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$ 520.00
*Express mail delivery and insurance fee will be approx.
US $ 50-55.00
*Glass Box for display and storage can be provided for additional fee