Japanese Paper Dolls

(Washi Ningyo)


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JAPANESE PAPER DOLLS
(Washi Ningyo)

$30.00 each

This style of dollmaking originated in Japan more than three centuries ago. Hundreds of these dolls were made based on characters from the famous Kabuki Theatre. They depict many folk cultures, traditions, social classes and historic periods.

Geisha with fish banner
Geisha with fish banner (back)
Geisha in Green
Geisha in green (back)
Geisha with Kite
Geisha with Kite (back)
Geisha with rose
Geisha with rose (back)

Following tradition, the dolls do not have eyes, noses or mouths because; it is said that the facial expression changes according to the imagination of the owner.

 

 

Samurai
Little Girl
Geisha in blue
Geisha in blue (back)
 
 
Geisha in Mauve
Geisha in Mauve (back)