Japanese kimekomi doll of young aristocrat of Heian era dancing
SEI- KAI-HA or War Dance, about 1950's
Very rare Japanese vintage
represents young nobleman dressed in rich costume
and black court hat, adorned with peony flowers and with
big sword tachi attached to his belt. He performs special
dance SEI KAI HA for New Year celebration.
Doll's face finished
in gofun (crashed oyster shell) and delicate hand-painted.
This bright doll was crafted about 1950's (Showa period) ensuring the
finest quality and craftsmanship. Wooden stand with artist
name come with.
Japanese kimekomi dolls have carved base of wood, or paulownia sawdust mixed with glue. A design of
different patterned cloth made of silk brocade with traditional
Japanese design scraps is planned out, and the base is grooved
so that the edges of the cloth can be hidden in the grooves.
The cloth is glued on and the edges tucked in. The head
and hands of the doll are usually finished with gofun
(crashed oyster shell) and hand-painted, the hair may be a part of the molded
head or be a separate wig. These lovely Japanese
traditional kimekomi dolls have become
a very popular for collection.
Dimensions: 37 cm / 14,5 inches high
Condition: excellent, with no damage and with antique
Price: US$ 350.00
* Express mail delivery fee with full insurance will
be approx. US$ 48.00 - 55.00