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Flute player with bonsai pine branch detail on sleeve

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Dolls643 of 2515Flute player with bonsai pine branch detail on sleeve  (continued)My oldest porcelain doll I've had from a child
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This doll is another pre-Edo era representation. She is a flute player who may have entertained nobles and other social/economically high ranking people. There is also a good chance women such as these may have been courtesans. The hairstyle is not in the shimada style, but in a typical late Heian or early transitional Edo period where long lengths were all the rage. Another marked difference is that her collar is not dipped low like a geisha's at all.

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