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KI-058 Japanese kimekomi figurine of a noble young girl traveler with a round straw hat in her hands, 1950's

Lovely Japanese antique kimekomi doll represents a noble young long hair  beauty dressed with rich silk brocaded multitudinous kimonos.  A young girl stands and holds a straw traveling hat in her hands, perhaps she is making a pilgrimage and heading to the temple. This type of hat is usually used for traveling

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 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.

This lovely doll crafted about 1950's.
Dimensions: 23,5 cm / 9,2 inches high
Condition: excellent

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