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This adorable 15" pristine cloth doll with his hands splayed as though he's about to dance for you, was handmade in Thailand. He's been in our family a long time. I've seen him in photos from the early 1960s, however the movie "The King and I" with Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr was released in 1956 and was the inspiration for this doll. Read what his wrist card says. So sweet. "Kumarn" means "a little boy" in Thai. The card also has a "TO" and "FROM" space that has never been used so you can give him to someone you know will love him, or love him yourself.
With his little engraved gold bell that chimes lightly when moved, to his gold chain bracelets and gold ankle wraps, to his cute colorful silk outfit and precious painted face (with tiny aquamarine dots in his pupils), to his little boy's topknot wrapped in a gold chain, he's one standout doll. There does seem to be something with his right eye, like a crack in the paint. And a little brown dot on the back of his head; a "birthmark" I would say. His stuffing is super solid (as though he were made yesterday), and with all of his colors still so bright, you'll be happy looking at him for a long time.
He originally came with a thin plastic thread for his tag which I found around his neck and still have. My mother must have thought the string would be more comfortable for him and he'd look better with it around his wrist. You can choose to display him either way. I removed for his photo shoot so you could see his fabulous hands better.
A vintage stand will be included.
Item ID: 0231
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