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Monkey Takayama doll

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Traditionally crafted in the small city of Takayama, these dolls are hand-painted using woodblocks. The color is fixed to the raw cotton at high temperature and each doll is then filled in with rice hulls and hand-sewn, so that every one of them is genuinely unique. This doll is part of the Japanese zodiac serie and depicts a monkey with his baby, the ninth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in Japanese zodiac: its natural element is metal, thus, it is commonly associated with firmness, rigidity, persistence, strength, and determination. Cotton and rice hulls. A wonderful doll, an exquisite example of Japanese craftsmanship. 8 cm x 7 cm x 5 cm