Pretty as a Picture

On my recent visit to Hong Kong I picked up a Qing Dynasty doll which caught my in the lobby of the hotel I was staying. Apart from being very pretty I thought the doll would make a great companion to the Geisha doll I picked up when I went to Japan last year. I…

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle: Geisha Doll

This week’s photo challenge theme was just perfect. When I came back from Japan, one of the souvenirs that I picked up for home was a spectacular Geisha doll. Unfortunately my limited financial constraints meant that I could only pick up a doll that was made in China but I still love her because she…

Japanese Dolls Part II

Sometimes it just takes forever to get back to something we started once a routine is broken. This blog has been lying silent for about three months and I feel it is high time I at least end the series about the Japanese dolls. About three months ago I visited a display of the private…

Dolls, Dolls and More Dolls

Many in India would just be recovering from the Navratri/ Dushera festival. Navratri, for many in the South (the term meaning 9 nights), means bringing out dolls and idols and placing them in a decorative display (mostly in the form of steps) in the main room of the house. Friends and family are then invited…