Japanese kimekomi figurine of a young lady reading a book, 1930's
Very nice Japanese antique doll in kimekomi technique represents
a young noble lady.
Young lady is dressed in beige color silk kimono with red
lining and very rich silk-brocaded kimono gown uchikake
which is thrown off from one of her shoulder.
Her thoughtful face face is finished in gofun (crashed oyster
shell) and hand-painted artistically. Her long black hair
combed in Heian era style and embellished with ribbons and
long tortoise shell hair pin. She pouted her head on her
hand and thought. A few books lie beside her on the red
It is possible that the doll represents famous poetess of
Heian period of Japanese history Murasaki Shikibu
(紫 式部 aka Lady Murasaki). This doll crafted about 1930's ensuring
the finest quality and craftsmanship.
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: 28 cm / 11,0 inches long
Very good condition according to age with no damage.
SOLD, THANK YOU!
black lacquered wooden stand come with.
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