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KI-044 Japanese  kimekomi doll of a Young man playing the flute, 1930's

Antique Japanese kimekomi  doll of a young man, dressed in rich silk brocaded jacket with a square neck, hakama and black shoes and hair up in style of Heian era - his long black hair tied up in a bundle on his head top. He sits and holds a flute in his hands and playing. Doll's face finished in gofun (crushed oyster shell) and hand-painted artistically.
The doll represents the hero of Japanese history
Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159 - 1189), who was a military commander of the late Heian era and whose deeds are described in The Tale of the Heike.

'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.
Dimensions: 21 cm / 8,28 inches high
Condition: excellent with no damage

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japanese antique kimekomi doll of a man with flute
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