Japanese antique kimekomi doll of a courtier dancer with
Finely modeled Japanese
kimekomi doll represents little boy dancer dressed with
rich silk brocaded kimono jacket designed with Birds of
Paradise and silk brocaded hakama pants designed with green
plants. Boy's head is decorated with a high striped hat
with red circle on both sides of the hat. His long black
hair falls loosely over his shoulders. Dancer balances in
a dance pose standing on one leg and lifting the other leg.
The boy holds a rattle in one hand and beats the rhythm
of his dance.
This doll has been made around 1950-60's in kimekomi technique.
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 artistically and the wig is made
of artificial hair.
Dimensions: 19 cm / 7,5 inches high
Condition: excellent with no damage
Price: US$ 135.00 (Japanese golden folding screen
can be included for additional price by request)
*Shipping and insurance fee approx. US$ 33-42.00