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Owl Couple

Owl Couple

Regular price ¥20,800 JPY
Regular price Sale price ¥20,800 JPY
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Product Size: 10cm

The production period is one month. We will ship from Japan one month after the order is placed.


About Kimekomi Dolls

Kimekomi Dolls, are traditional Japanese dolls known for their intricate craftsmanship. The term "Kimekomi" refers to a technique where grooves are carved into a base (often made of wood or foam) and fabric is tucked into these grooves, creating a beautifully patterned surface resembling costumes.

Originating in the Edo period, Kimekomi Dolls were initially created as decorations for New Year's celebrations. The technique was later refined, and various styles and themes emerged. Crafters carefully carve the base, forming grooves that accommodate vibrant fabric pieces, resulting in dolls with stunning, detailed outfits.

In contemporary times, Kimekomi Dolls are not only associated with traditional festivities but have also evolved as an art form. Crafters use diverse fabrics, patterns, and themes to create unique and expressive dolls. The process involves precision carving, fabric selection, and meticulous assembly, showcasing the artisan's skill and creativity.

Maintenance of Kimekomi Dolls is relatively simple, involving occasional dusting to preserve their intricate beauty. Displaying them away from direct sunlight and excessive humidity ensures their longevity.

Crafted with precision and adorned with colorful fabrics, Kimekomi Dolls stand as a testament to Japan's rich artistic heritage and craftsmanship.

Manufacturing Process of Kimekomi Dolls

  1. Base Carving: Crafters create a base often made of wood or foam, shaping it according to the desired doll design.

  2. Groove Carving: Carve intricate grooves into the base using specialized tools, forming a pattern that will accommodate the fabric.

  3. Fabric Selection: Choose vibrant and complementary fabrics that will be inserted into the carved grooves. The fabric selection plays a crucial role in the final appearance of the doll.

  4. Tucking Fabric: Meticulously tuck the selected fabric pieces into the carved grooves, ensuring a snug fit and creating the desired costume-like effect.

  5. Finishing Touches: Pay attention to details, ensuring that the fabric aligns perfectly within the grooves. This step may involve additional adjustments to achieve the desired aesthetic.

  6. Artistic Expression: Crafters may incorporate various artistic elements, such as accessories or additional embellishments, to enhance the doll's overall visual appeal.

  7. Final Inspection: Conduct a thorough check to ensure the doll meets the artistic and quality standards. Make any necessary adjustments before completing the doll.

Kimekomi Dolls, with their unique blend of carving and fabric artistry, continue to captivate admirers as cherished pieces of Japanese cultural and artistic heritage.

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