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AB 85-45

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What is it?
Take-ushi
What is it made of?
Bamboo/Cord/Cloth/Paint
Where is it from?
Okayama Prefecture, Japan
When was it made?
1980-1985
Object ID
AB 85-45
Description

This toy bobble-head cow is known as a take-ushi (literally "bamboo cow"), and is painted black.  A long piece of wood is attached to the back of the head; at the other end is the weight. The head is attached to the body by a cord. The cow is decorated with a red and white braided cord on its head, a red cord on its back, a mat with red trim on its back with a red padded cord tied around the middle, and a red piece of fabric draped around neck.

Credit
Purchased by Children's Museum, 1985
AB 85-45 Take-ushi