This is a lovely mid 20th century vintage Japanese kimekomi gofun doll with her original black platform stand. She stands 6" tall, excluding stand. She has a full human hair wig, and wears a black lacquer hat with gold banding and red cord that ties under her chin. Both hands are molded to hold something but only one retains what it held - a bundle of leafy foliage. Her facial features are all painted. Kimekomi is a method of inserting fabric over a wood composition form, and this little lady is dressed in orange, gold and cream silk brocade. Even the bottom of the figure is covered in cloth, and shows the bottoms of her tabi sock clothed feet.
Condition: Some gofun loss on her upraised hand. Slight paint loss on her mouth. Very small fabric loss on the bottom of one foot. Some gold banding missing from hat.
She is a beautiful example of the kimekomi doll craft. I estimate that she dates from circa 1950s.
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