Dolls are made by using plaster within a mold. The clay was packed into the mold to form the doll and then peeled away in order for the clay to be fired in a kiln. As with this and other such pieces, it was fired, and then the doll was painted to represent historic and religious figures with full realistic details. Daruma is seated in the Lotus position, with no visible indication of legs or arms, as a reminder of Bodhidharma, (Daruma) losing his limbs in his quest to reach enlightenment through self-sacrifice and mediation.
Condition: Very good condition for its age and the fact that it is a soft porcelain/bisque-ware material. There are a few surface scratches but nothing to take away from is display-ability or value. Slight fading of color but remains as originally painted.
Set of 6 Daruma Dolls
Size approx: the lowest 6.5cm and the tallest 10 cm