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Manekineko Did you know?

What is it?
Miniature Manekineko
What is it made of?
Plaster/Wire/Fabric/Wood
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
1985-1991
Object ID
AB 91-9
Description

This miniature manekineko (beckoning cat) is made of white plaster. The cat is painted with red ears and mouth and black spots and eyes. The cat is raising its left paw in a beckoning gesture, and is mounted on a square of red fabric with a white shibori (circle) design, which is in turn mounted on a larger square wooden board. The cat once had a red string tied around its neck, but this has since been lost. 

Credit
Donated by Carsten and Maude Steffins, 1991
AB 91-9 Miniature Manekineko (front)