Vintage Japanese kimono doll. This old doll is in good condition with only small marks and scratches and is missing its original accessories. The doll is loosing her his and should be handled with care. The doll cannot stand on its own and requires some support to remain upright. The doll dates from the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989).
Many modern Japanese dolls include bodies which are often made of plastic or other composite materials, while old dolls such as this usually have bodies made of tightly packed rice straw or solid wood with hand-painted ceramic or plaster heads displaying striking features. The neck of these older dolls is usually made of a sharpened stick or length of wire which is used to secure the head to the doll’s body. Removing the head (pull gently) reveals the body beneath the layers of textured cloth and paper clothes and shows the head to be a unique and artistic piece of work in its own right. In fact, particularly well made or very old Japanese doll heads are sometimes more highly sought after than the complete dolls they were originally attached to!
Height: 6.0 inches (15.5 centimeters)
Weight: 1.3 ounces (37 grams)
item code: R2S5-0004380
ship code: G3