Japanese kimekomi doll of a Boy with Bell, 1930-40's
Antique Japanese kimekomi doll
of a boy, dressed in rich silk brocade court
costume. His long black hair is combed is Heian era
style: partly tied up in a bundle on a head top and
partly fell down on shoulders.
He holds a goldenl bell with silk rope in his hands.
Doll's face finished with gofun (crashed oyster shell)
and hand-painted artistically.
'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: 19cm/ 7,5 inches high
Condition: excellent with no damage
Price: US$ 130.00
*Express mail delivery and insurance fee approx: US$ 28-30.00