Japanese Kimekomi doll of a Young Lady standing with tea
cup in her hands, 1950's
Lovely Japanese antique doll represents young lady ( provably
maiko - apprentice geisha) dressed with silk hand painted
kimono with irises flowers on the banks of small brook motif,
and silk brocaded obi belt with fan and flowers motif..
She holds a tea cup for traditional tea ceremony.
Her hairstyle is combed in Edo style and adorned with silk
band, red comb, silk flowers and bira-bira long hair-pin.
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 and silk brocade
fabrics 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
or natural hair.
Dimensions: 27 cm/ 10,6 inches high
Condition: excellent according to age, with no damage ans
with real antique taste.
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