This is my original pattern of apprentice geish (maiko). I diagrammed the entire process of the doll from head to toe.Some of the things that distinguish a Maiko from a Geisha are the red juban (undergarment), the extremely long kimono sleeves and the hairstyle. It took me a while to create the elaborate hairstyle (Wareshinobu). They were really fun to make and I loved making the hair accessories.
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Cut a piece of 3.5cm x 3cm black paper. Roll it up and glue across the forehead.
Cut a leaf share and glue to the center to create a pointed hairline.
Glue hair to the back and crimp it to add volume.
Cover the scalp with more black paper.
Wrap scrap paper in black paper to make a bun.