Japanese vintage kimekomi doll of a young noble lady, 1950's
Finely modeled Japanese
kimekomi figurine represents young princess
with long black hair dressed in rich 12 layered kimono
'juni hitoe' and red hakama
pants as it was in fashion of Heian era
(794 to 1185)
for noble woman. She sits
and holds in her hand aristocratic symbol -
traditional wooden fan closed and adorned with silk ropes.
The doll made around 1950's by famous Japanese artist. Princess's face
is finished in gofun (crashed
oyster shell) and hand-painted tenderly.
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
These lovely dolls have become a very popular Japanese craft
Dimensions: 18,5 cm / 7,28 inches high
Condition: excellent with no damage
Price: US$ 225.00
*Shipping and insurance fee approx. US$ 48.00 - 50.00