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Japanese style Doll - figure of a young woman dressed in red kimono and black obi A: Doll made from wet tissue molded over a wire armature. The molded face is covered with white silk georgette and has painted features: black eyebrows, eyes, eyelashes, red painted mouth. The dark brown hair is made of heavy thread shaped into a traditional Japanese "pompadour" with silver and red paper hair decorations around the tied portion at the top. Doll wears a long sleeved red crepe damask silk kimono with floral and vine designs, a white damask silk nagajuban underrobe, a white and gold damask embroidered eri collar, a black satin obi painted with gold cherry blossom designs and a bow tied in the back, a white silk obi jime with red embroidered patterns. An orange and gold brocade rectangle tied with a red cord is tucked into her obi (probably representing a small case used for chado or for personal effects). The dolls hands are covered with silk and her feet with white cotton tabi, right foot in front of left, both hands held in front. Doll is mounted on a black painted wooden base, 7.5" x 8.25" x .75" B: Box held in doll's hands, 2.5" x .75" x .75", is a rectangular wood block painted black with scattered gold decorations and tied with a red silk cord.
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