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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Miyoshi Dolls

I got so excited when a customer asked if I could order her the Miyoshi Doll from Red Thread Designs. I'd not seen these before and of all the dolls available it is my favorite. I think the finished height is about 12". The origin of Miyoshi Dolls is said to date back to the Kanei era around 1633. They are simple but have a hint of beauty too.

I've attached two other doll canvases that I also find interesting, Lionel for cat lovers and Lorelei. According to Wikipedia: "Lorelei is also the name of one of the beautiful Rhine maidens who, according to a modern legend, sat upon this rock and lured passing navigators to their doom with their alluring singing".

All dolls are on 18 count, there are several others in the collection. http://www.redthreaddesigns.com/Pages/Dolls/Dolls01Pg.html

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