Anyway, I only have 4 Chinese dolls. I’ve already featured the Chinese Empress Barbie,Mulan, The Lotus Dancer, and now meet Bun bun, well it’s not really her name. I have no idea who she is, so I thought of giving her that because of the hair bun on the right side of her head.
I found her in a thrift store sometime last year. She was inside a plastic wrapped in a paper, no box. I got curious so I asked the clerk to unwrap it for me. The arms dangled and fell off. The clerk avoided looking at me, pretended like nothing happened and tried to push the limbs back. Well, I know it wouldn’t and will not because it’s a string doll. I got worried she might do more harm so I told her never mind, I’ll buy it. I found her interesting because of her costume, body structure and yes, her hairstyle.
I don’t know from what year she was made, she certainly looked old to me.
She’s about 7″ tall
Her body is made of wood. The limbs has wire that serves as hooks to pull them in place with an elastic band.
Some of my 70s dolls are not the collectible type, so most of them are unbranded and cheaply made, but I love them anyway.
HAWAIIAN MAIDEN BY LANAKILA CRAFTS (Made in Honolulu Hawaii)
I found this doll in a thrift store and in good condition. She’s all hollow plastic with only the head made of rubber which I can surmise to be same material as those being used during the 70’s. She has a twist n turn waist, jointed legs and arms, the neck has the ball knob type to connect/plug the head. I think she’s a souvenir doll.
VINYL DOLL HOLDING FLOWERS (SEKIGUCHI CLONE?)
I’m not sure if these are from the 70’s but surely resembles those dolls made by Sekiguchi during the 70’s. My sister gave these to me and I could not remember the date. Maybe late 70’s because during the time, I remember a lot of dolls being sold in set of 3s. Although they seem to be clones, they are still made in Japan. All rubber with fully rooted head.