Antique Cloth Handmade Authentic Geisha Doll

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
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  • Sold Date: Nov 01, 2006
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Antique Cloth Handmade Authentic Geisha Doll
Authentic Handmade Cloth Geisha in Traditional Kimono Dress

In Japanese, the word "gei" translates to arts or performance, while "sha" means people. Geisha dolls are created in the image of the one of the main icons of traditional Japanese culture. A Geisha is a woman artiste proficient in dance, music, and conversing with the audience. T were numerous Geishas in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, though today, their numbers are diminishing. The Geisha dolls have been meticulously made, to capture the exotic appearance of the real Geishas. Combining innocence with sophistication, the dolls represent the sensuality coupled with modesty that Japanese women reflect. The faces of the Geisha dolls mimic the makeup used by the real girls. This implies the face being painted with a thick white base with red lipstick and broad red and black lining surrounding the eyes and the eyebrows. Just below the hairline, a thin strip of skin is left free of makeup to give the impression of the girl wearing a mask. The area just below the nape of the neck is also free of makeup to provide a subtle erotic effect. The doll is clothed in a multi-hued kimono with a patterned obi. On the feet, the doll may wear a flat-soled sandal or a clog. Some Geishas wear their hair down, while others
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