Japanese vintage kimekomi doll of Lady in golden high hat,
Lovely Japanese vintage doll represents young lady dressed
in rich kimono and a courtier's gold hat ('eboshi').
She carries a pair of dip-buckets, painted with waves
motif, on a yoke
across her shoulders.
She performs a traditional dance of
Shiokumi woman who carries seawater for the purpose of making
salt and she dances to the memory of her poet lover and
expresses her longing for him.
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.
Black lacquered wooden stand come with.
This lovely doll crafted about 1960's.
Dimensions: 41cm/16,4” high
Price: US$ 225.00