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KI-035 Japanese vintage kimekomi doll of a courtier dancer with bell, 1940-50's

Finely modeled Japanese kimekomi doll represents young courtier dancer dressed in rich silk brocaded kimono jacket and hakama and with high striped hat on his hand. He balanced in dance pose standing on one leg and with bells in his hand.
The doll made around 1940-50's in kimekomi technique. Doll's face finished in gofun (crashed oyster shell) and hand-painted artistically. The doll's eyes are made from glass and the hair are silk floss.
'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: 19 cm / 7,5 inches high
Condition: excellent with no damage

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