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KI-011 Japanese antique kimekomi doll of a courtier dancer, 1900-20's

Finely modeled Japanese doll in kimekomi technique  represents a courtier dancer dressed in rich silk brocaded kimono jacket  and black hakama and with high golden hat on his head. He balanced in dance pose standing on one leg.
The doll made around 1930-40's in kimekomi technique. Doll's face finished in gofun (crashed oyster shell) and hand-painted artistically.
By tradition, Gosho Dolls represent chubby little boys with large heads, round bodies and brilliant white skin. They generally show an originality and character which places them in a special category of Japanese dolls.
'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: 17 cm / 6,7 inches high
Condition: very good

Price: US$ 225.00
*Express mail delivery and insurance fee approx: US$ 28-35.00
japanese antique doll of a dancer
japanese antique doll of a dancer
japanese antique doll of a dancer
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