Beautiful pair of Hime Daruma and Nishiki-Daruma.

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Beautiful pair of Hime Daruma and Nishiki-Daruma. “Hime” means princess, “Nishiki” means prince in Japanese. Hina Daruma dolls usually go in pairs. The figurines hand-painted, made from wood and lacquered. These dolls are usually given as wedding gifts (Good luck talisman). Original box.

Vintage 1970s - 1980s

Size doll 8.5 x 8 cm

Size box 19.5 x 11 x 10 cm

A Daruma doll is a hollow, round, Japanese traditional doll modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen tradition of Buddhism. These dolls, though typically red and depicting a bearded man (Bodhidharma), vary greatly in color and design depending on region and artist. Though considered a toy by some, Daruma has a design that is rich in symbolism and is regarded more as a talisman of good luck to the Japanese. Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement. The doll has also been commercialized by many Buddhist temples to use alongside the setting of goals.