D-1010: Handmade Doll, Otedama Awake Baby mini-doll

D1010Honami Nakashima Otedama front

Handmade Otedama Baby Mini-Dolls
With Tsumami Zaiku Flowers
Honami Nakashima Collection

Catalog#: D-1010

US$11.75 each

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight

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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.


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 by Honami Nakashima, a master kimono maker  and tsumami zaiku artist in Japan for over 30 years, is her creation: a baby awake(eyes open) in swaddling (futon); Honami also adds her meticulously made small flowers done in the Tsumami tradition of sewing. Note the larger light aqua-blue flower with pearl(imitation) on front and smaller one in hair.

Weight: 1 oz. / 28.35 g

Height: 4.5 inches / 11.43 cm

Width (at widest point across front): just under 2.5 inches / 6.35 cm

Fabric Content: Made from our own vintage Japanese silk kimonos fabric, mostly from ceremonial types of kimono fabrics; Stuffed with cotton ball.


$ 11.75

D-1010: Handmade Doll, Otedama Awake Baby mini-doll