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The doll's head, arms, legs, and feet are made of 'gofun' or pulverized oyster shell over wood. The toes and fingers are tiny and distinct. The head has a black hair wig of horsehair or similar material. The face is Asian in appearance with molded almond shaped set-in shining eyes made of painted glass. The lips are open and painted red. The doll is clothed in a tan colored Japanese kimono with an ohi sash at the back. The skirt is light brown and the clothes are hand stitched. Most Japanese dolls are ornaments and are not meant to be played with. Some depict an aspect of Japanese history, culture, or everyday life. This doll represents a unique period of artistry and the style and look of the time. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
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