D-1012: Handmade Doll, Otedama Hina Empress Mini-doll
Handmade Otedama Hina Empress Mini-Doll
With Tsumami Zaiku Flowers
Honami Nakashima Collection
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
By popular demand, we are making more of Honami Nakashima's gorgeously handmade items available on our website. We have been selling most of her work only at venues until now. To learn more about her other work -- including about the meaning of 'tsumami', please click-touch HERE.
DESCRIPTION Item #D-1012:
Handmade mini-doll called Otedama; otedama means, literally, 'hand-held ball', meaning the Otedama is always filled and weighted to be held in palm of one's hand. Otedama are also called 'bean bags', or 'plush toys' in the West.
This piece is called Ohina-sama(Empress); Hand-crafted by Honami Nakashima, a master kimono maker and tsumami zaiku artist in Japan for over 30 years, This is her creation: a Hina Doll (Empress) ; Honami also adds her meticulously made small flowers done in the Tsumami tradition of sewing. Note the flower with pearl(imitation) on front and in hair; Hina Dolls are from the holiday Hinamatsuri with dolls of the Emperor and Empress and attendants in Heian Era garb displayed in March each year. To learn more about it visit the following page:
Weight: 1 oz. / 28.35 g
Height: 3 inches / 11.43 cm
Width (at widest point across front): just under 4 inches / 10.61 cm
Fabric Content: Made from our own Japanese silk kimonos fabric, mostly from ceremonial types of kimono fabrics; Stuffed with cotton ball.