Japanese kimekomi Oiran doll, 1980's
Lovely Japanese doll in
kimekomi technique represents young Oiran.
From the Edo period the Oiran were the best classes among
the women of pleasure and they had the most elaborate and
rich costume and hair style possible.
The doll is dressed in pink colored silk kimono, very rich silk-brocaded
kimono gown uchikake and black obi belt tied
(Oiran style only) as a big bow in front. The uchikake's
one long sleeve thrown off to reveal her light
colored figured silk under kimono.
Doll's flirty smiling face is finished in gofun (crashed oyster shell)
and hand-painted artistically. Her complexity hair style
embellished with combs and hair-pins.
This doll crafted about 1980's ensuring the finest quality
Japanese kimekomi dolls have carved base of wood, or paulownia sawdust mixed with glue. A design of
different patterned cloth made of silk brocade with traditional
Japanese design scraps is planned out, and the base is grooved
so that the edges of the cloth can be hidden in the grooves.
The cloth is glued on and the edges tucked in. The head
and hands of the doll are usually finished with gofun
(crashed oyster shell) and hand-painted, the hair may be a part of the molded
head or be a separate wig. These lovely Japanese
traditional kimekomi dolls have become
a very popular for collection.
Dimensions: 37 cm / 14,5 inches high
Condition: excellent. Highly collectible item of
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