Japanese kimekomi doll of a Long Hair Beauty, 1950's
Finely modeled Japanese vintage doll in
technique represents young princess
with long black hair dressed in rich 12 layered kimono
'juni hitoe' and red hakama. She sits
on knee and holds wooden fan with silk ropes.
The doll made around 1950's by famous Japanese artist. Princess's face
is finished in gofun (crashed
oyster shell) and hand-painted tenderly.
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: 18,5 cm / 7,28 inches high
Condition: excellent with no damage
Price: US$ 260.00
* Express mail delivery fee with full insurance will
be approx. US$ 50.00 - 55.00