Japanese kimekomi doll of a young lady-traveler with
round straw hat in her hands, 1950's
Lovely Japanese antique doll represents noble young long
hair beauty dressed with rich silk brocaded multitudinous
kimonos . Young lady stands with straw hat in her hands,
possibly she is on a pilgrimage and she is heading to a
temple. This type of a hat commonly used for travels.
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
Price: US$ 105.00
*Express mail delivery and insurance fee approx: US$ 26-28.00