Japanese Kimekomi doll of a maiko standing with tea cup
in her hands, 1950's
Lovely Japanese antique doll represents young 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 with
'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.
Price: US$ 195.00
* Express mail delivery fee with full insurance will
be approx. US$ 26.00 - 30.00