Japanese vintage kimekomi doll of a Long Hair Beauty, 1950's
Finely modeled Japanese doll represents young princess with
long black hair dressed in rich twelve layered kimono juni
hitoe and red hakama. She sits on knee
and holds wooden fan with long silk ropes as fashioned
in Heian era.
The doll made around 1950's by famous Japanese artist in
Princess's face finished in gofun (crashed oyster shell)
and hand-painted tenderly.
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: 18,5 cm / 7,28 inches high
Condition: excellent with no damage
Price: US$ 265.00 (shipping fee approx. US$
48.00 - 50.00)