Sunday, January 18, 2009

Naruko Kokeshi Dolls

Went shopping last night and got Naruko Kokeshi dolls. Mine look worn as if they are old which is what I was looking for. The paint is not as vibrant like in the pictures, they are faded as if many hands have touched them.


I had a table to pick from and they were all 50% off.

I got 5 of them since there are 5 in the family. yes even though they represent girls I still got 5, so my DH and the baby will just have to get over it!

Also the tags on the dolls lists the artists name and date of birth. Most of the artists were born in the early 1930's, I think one was 1940. So cool!

All total I spent $115 and that includes the $15 I spent on a cotton kimono.

Examples of the dolls

http://web-japan.org/atlas/crafts/cra02.html


http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/arrange/attractions/facilities/traditional_handicrafts/83dn3a000000ekg8.html

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Japanese-Traditional-NARUKO-Kokeshi-Doll-by-SATO-NAGAO_W0QQitemZ350154124133QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Asian_Antiques?hash=item350154124133&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318


http://www.kimonoplace.com/catalog/item/541832/3923675.htm

http://www.kimonoplace.com/kokeshi.html

Once I get my dolls set up on the cabinet I'll take pictures of them and share them with you!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see them...and I'd love to see the kimono too!

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