Art: Paper Dolls


Paper Dolls

Included in Daily Life box, Visual Arts box

  • Description: Flat paper dolls, shiori ningyō, are often used as a bookmark. They are most often modeled after a woman wearing a traditional kimono, are typically adorned with elaborate hair styles and accessories, and are flat versions of the three dimensional Anesama Ningyō (Big Sister Doll).  A daily play toy for little girls in the past, they are now sold as gifts and collector’s items.  Enthusiasts often make their own from scratch, or by purchasing pre-made “kits”.

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