Edo kimekomi dolls

About Edo kimekomi dolls

Kimekomi dolls are made from "toso", a hardened mix of paulownia sawdust and starch paste. Grooves are carved on the doll's body and fabrics are tucked into the grooves to create the doll's clothing. This method of tucking is called "kimekomi", hence the name of the dolls.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1978

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