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KI-053 Japanese Kimekomi doll of a Young Lady standing with tea cup in her hands, 1950's

Lovely Japanese antique doll represents young lady ( provably maiko - apprentice geisha) dressed with silk hand painted  kimono with irises flowers on the banks of small brook motif, and silk brocaded obi belt with fan and flowers motif.. She holds a tea cup for traditional tea ceremony.  Her hairstyle is combed in Edo style and adorned with silk band, red comb, silk flowers and bira-bira long hair-pin.
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 and silk brocade fabrics 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 or natural hair.

Dimensions: 27 cm/ 10,6 inches high 
Condition: excellent according to age, with no damage ans with real antique taste.

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