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 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,
with slightly dimness inside one of her glass eye
Sold, thank you