This is something that I don't really know about, but I just thought it was so cool! This Asian doll is very old, I believe that it is probably from the early 20th century. Her head and hands are hand painted and made of some sort of composition. Her arms are wire wrapped in paper. Her great outfit is made of silk and has a tassel hanging from her belt. The painting is very well done and is still in great condition. Her hair on the front side of her head has a small chip in it. She has a large vertical bun on the side of her head and she has a silk flower in her hair. Her fingernails are painted red.
This doll stands on a paper covered stand which is marked "made in China" on the bottom. I think that she probably had earrings at one time because there are holes at the bottom of her ears. The dress is in wonderful condition for its age. It is faded and has some spots on it, but I think that it is in great shape! Her hands look like they may have held something at one time, but maybe not. She is 9 inches tall.