Japanese kimekomi doll of a Young man playing the
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
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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