Japanese vintage Shiokumi doll dancing with backets,
Lovely Japanese vintage doll represents young lady dressed
in rich kimono and a courtier's gold hat ('eboshi').
She carries a pair of dip-buckets, painted with waves motif,
on a yoke across her shoulders and she performs a traditional
dance of Shiokumi woman who carries seawater for
the purpose of making salt and she dances to the memory
of her poet lover and expresses her longing for him.
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.
Black lacquered wooden stand come with.
This lovely doll crafted about 1960's.
Dimensions: 41cm/16,4” high
Price: US$ 205.00
*Express mail delivery and insurance fee approx: US$ 28-30.00