japanese antique kimekomi doll, 1930's
KI-011 Japanese antique kimekomi doll of a courtier dancer, 1930-40's

Finely modeled Japanese kimekomi epresents a palace's  little boy dressed with courtier clothes. He dance and and smile with dimples on the cheeks. Little boy dressed in rich silk kimono jacket  and black hakama pants with hand-painted samurai's families crests, yellow tabi-socks and with high golden courtier hat on his head. He balanced in dance pose standing on his one leg. 
Doll's face finished in gofun (crashed oyster shell) and hand-painted artistically.  The doll made around 1920-30's in kimekomi technique.
By tradition, Gosho Dolls represent chubby little boys with large heads, round bodies and brilliant white skin. They generally show an originality and character which places them in a special category of Japanese dolls.
'Kimekomi' means "tuck in" in Japanese. The doll body is made of compacted paulownia sawdust mixed with glue. Clothes made of silk brocade with traditional Japanese design, and are glued and tucked into grooves of a doll body. Doll's face covered in a highly burnished gofun (crashed oyster shell) and hand-painted.
Dimensions: 17 cm / 6,7 inches high
Condition: very good according to age and with antique taste

Price: US$ 228.00  (Japanese golden folding screen can be included for additional price by request)
*Mail delivery and insurance fee approx: US$ 33-42.00
japanese antique doll of a boy dancer, 1930's
japanese antique kimekomi doll, 1930's

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