Japanese doll of Ko-Omote, Noh Theatre Character,
Finely modeled Japanese kimekomi vintage doll of Noh Theatre
Ko-Omote a beauty young lady character,
dressed in magnificent silk brocade stage costume and metal
head decoration with beads. The face of actor covered up
by traditional mask depicts young beauty. The actor
holds golden hand painted folding fan.
Mask features are well modeled and delicately hand painted,
and long black hair fall down on back.
Kimekomi dolls have carved and/or molded base of wood, wood
compo, or paulownia sawdust mixed with glue. A design of
different patterned cloth made of silk brocade with traditional
Japanese design scraps is planned out, and the base is grooved
so that the edges of the cloth can be hidden in the grooves.
The cloth is glued on and the edges tucked in. The head
and hands of the doll are usually finished with gofun (crashed
oyster shell), doll's face covered in a highly burnished
gofun and hand-painted, the hair may be a part of the molded
head or be a separate wig. These lovely dolls have become
a very popular Japanese craft and collection.
Dimensions: 38cm/ 15,2 inches high
Condition: excellent with no damage
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