A pair of Hina Ningyo Samurai dolls - Metal, Gofun, Silk - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Two Hina Ningyo Samurai dolls, Meiji period, late 19th century, for the doll-festival (hinamatsuri) dressed with armor and period costume.
Faces and hands are of composite covered by a thin layer of Gofun ( shell powder), glass eyes. With removable heads, natural hair.
Some signs of wear in places, otherwise in a good condition, please see the photos.
According to Japanese tradition when the son of the house learns the ways of the Samurai warrior Honour, Loyalty, Respect, Discipline etc., his father will bestow the doll to him as a reminder.
A sign of acknowledgement that his son has come of age and responsibility. The son will then pass the doll down to the next generation. It's a family heirloom that is passed down generations.
Height 19cm and 18cm
- Gofun, Textil
- siglo XIX
- Región / País de origen
- Buen estado, ver descripción
- 19×13×3 cm