Japanese vintage kimekomi doll of young aristocrat of Heian
era dancing SEI- KAI-HA or War Dance, about 1950's
Very rare Japanese vintage
rrepresents young nobleman of Heian era (794 to 1185)
dressed in rich costume and court's black
lacquered hat, adorned with peony flowers and with
big sword attached to his belt. He performs special
SEI KAI HA Dance for New Year celebration.
The doll made in kimekomi technique. Doll's face finished
in gofun (crashed oyster shell) and hand-painted.
This doll crafted about 1950's (Showa period) ensuring the
finest quality and craftsmanship. Wooden stand with artist
name come with.
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: 37 cm / 14,5 inches high
Price: US$ 220.00
* Express mail delivery fee with full insurance will
be approx. US$ 35.00 - 45.00