Japanese kimekomi doll of a young lady-traveler with
round straw hat in her hands, 1950's
Lovely Japanese antique doll represents a young long
hair beauty dressed with rich silk brocaded
multitudinous kimonos . A young girl stands and holds a
straw traveling hat in her hands, perhaps she is making
a pilgrimage and heading to the temple. This type of hat
is usually used for traveling.
The doll made 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.
This lovely doll crafted about 1950's.
Dimensions: 23,5 cm / 9,2 inches high
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