Vintage Hina doll – servant
Beautiful vintage Hina doll which represents a servant, handmade in traditional Kimekomi style. The bodies of Kimekomi dolls are made of ‘toso‘, a paulownia wood sawdust mixed with wheat starch paste, the dolls are artfully covered with various silk woven fabrics. Read more about the special Kimekomi technique on my About page. This doll dates from around the 70’s and is in good vintage condition.
This doll was part of a Hina doll set displayed for the Hina Matsuri Festival. Each year on March 3 families in Japan celebrate Hina Matsuri, the Girls’ Festival. On this day Hina dolls are displayed in homes where girls live and special dishes are eaten. The displayed dolls represent the emperor, empress, ladies-in-waiting, ministers, musicians and servants. Hina Matsuri is a celebration dedicated to girls, during which parents pray for the good health and happiness of their daughters. Around this time the peach trees are in bloom and that is why the festival is also called the Peach festival.
Material: Toso, gofun, silk, wood
Height: 15 cm
Width: 13 cm
Price: € 39,-
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Look at the pictures carefully to assess the condition of these vintage items. Read more about the making of Kimekomi dolls on my About page.