Monday, May 22, 2017

Japanese Sado Island Okesha dancer with shamisen musical instrument made in 1950s

Pictured vintage Japanese doll holds in her hand an unusual instrument.This is a shamisen - a Japanese name given to the traditional three string musical instrument. In more detail, this musical instrument had reached the peak of its popularity in the Kabuki Theater performances from the seventeenth century. Accordingly, in his famous painting  the artist  Kirtagawa Utumaro (mid 1700s-1806) portrayed a geisha playing her shamisen.

This doll depicts a Japanese Sado Island Okesha dancer with her shamisen musical instrument. Sado Island is situated in the Chubu Region (Nigata Prefecture) which is in the central region of the one of  four main Japanese Islands called Honshu.

This Japanese Sado Island Okesha dancer with shamisen musical instrument doll is a new addition to our Japanese Doll Gallery Japanese Doll Gallery  Doll height 25 cm.

Miss Poland from the Rexard Collectors Costume dolls edition

 Miss Poland by Rexard
We have previously discussed the vintage wooden dolls which depict Polish national costumes, and were traditionally made in Poland. The first example  was  A pair of wooden dolls dressed in Kujawy costumes made in Poland in the late 1950s to early 1960sThe second example was  Polish wooden dolls dressed in Lowicz costume
The Polish national costume reached its highest popularity mid last century. Accordingly they soon have become a part of the Rexard Collectors 'Costume Empire Made Dolls'. This doll is a genuine example of this collection. Doll height 19 cm.

Dolls from Madras in India made in the 1970s

These five dolls are example of the  typical national costumes worn in the  Madras Region in India.These dolls were made after the Madras State was formed in India in 1950s.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jamaican souvenir dolls sold in the 1940s

This is an example of a rare Jamaican  souvenir doll sold in the1940s; manufuctured as a  limited edition. Doll mark: Made in Jamaica.

S.P.K. dolls made in Thailand circa 1960s

This is an example of a S.P.K. doll made in Thailand circa 1960s.
Height 15 cm.

Dolls in Tenerife national costume

This is an example of a souvenir doll couple dressed in Tenerife national costume; national pattern 27.900. Height 14 cm. These dolls were made before 1970.

Doll from Rhodesia

This is an example of a souvenir doll from Rhodeasia made in 1960s. Height 23 cm.

Maltese National Costume egg seller girl made in circa 1960s

This is an example of a Maltese national costume doll made circa 1960s. Tag: Maltese National Costume egg seller girl. Doll height: 21 cm.