22 October 2009

Asian dolls

Yesterday I went to Edinburgh to visit a shop I'd heard of that might have some vintage kokeshi dolls. It's called The Cat's Miaou. I was delighted to find that they did have some, and I bought two sets at £10 each - a set of four tiny dolls, and a set of two with drum-shaped bodies painted with landscapes. All of the dolls have nodding heads.

Later on I was in a Salvation Army shop and was excited to discover a pair of Korean wedding dolls, which are very similar to kokeshi dolls (and these also have nodding heads). They only cost £1.99 and had been put on the shelf just half an hour earlier!

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