Doll made by Nishi Co., Ltd. of Japan - $55 (Temple, TX)
Amber Meadow Loop near Iron Gate
make / manufacturer: Nishi Co., Ltd of Japan model name / number: Water Carrying Doll size / dimensions: 4.75" L x 3.5" W x 9.5" H
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This is a Japanese Geisha Water Carrying Doll made by Nishi and sold from 1969 to 1975. She is dressed beautifully in a traditional kimono made from a bright floral patterned silk and lined with red silk. Her obi is gold floral brocade. She carries 2 bright blue and silver water buckets tied to and supported by a stick that lays across her shoulders. The doll is intended to symbolize the act of carrying water from a wishing well.
In contrast to many countries where dolls are designed mostly as playthings, for centuries, Japanese dolls were and are created as art pieces. They are essential elements of the nation's culture and Hinamatsuri (The Doll Festival) is dedicated to them every Spring. There are many types of traditional dolls representing a variety of life such as children, babies, imperial court, warriors, heroes, fairy tale characters, gods and also people of daily life.
The doll is somewhat poseable and measures 4.75" L x 3.5" W x 9.5" H.
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