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Manekineko Did you know?

What is it?
Red Silk Manekineko
What is it made of?
Silk/Metal/Fabric/Thread/Glass
Where is it from?
Tokyo, Japan
When was it made?
1975-1990
Object ID
AB 90-3
Description

This manekineko is made of red silk, unlike the traditional ceramic versions. The cat has its left paw raised in a beckoning gesture, believed to bring good fortune to the owner. The glass eyes are yellow with black pupils, and the cat has an embroidered black nose, mouth, and whiskers. Its ears are yellow fabric, and it is wearing a textile collar with a bell.

Credit
Purchased by the Children's Museum, 1990
AB 90-3 Red Silk Manekineko (front)