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k2dtw Submitted by k2dtw
December 4th, 2010
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The three little AMA Women Pearl Divers are souvenirs.
The delicate looking figures are wood carved, wearing their white robes, their mask and showing their little faces behind the mask.. They are only 5-1/2″ tall, and they are stamped on the bottom, Japan.
They have done such a good job creating the AMA Women Pearl Divers, I was so taken with the amount of work and great detail going into something that was created for the souvenir trade market…I just love them.
You can now find the long history of the AMA Women Pearl Divers from Japan all over Google. Anyone seen them working??

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9 Responses to “AMA WOMEN PEARL DIVERS…”

  1. Allee Willis Allee Willis says:

    I was never even aware of the AMA Women Pearl Divers before. See how much you learn when you’re into kitsch?!

    These are adorable. The shape of their legs drives me absolutely crazy they’re so great, the feet being exceptional. Their little helmets are even better.

    They almost look like diving nurses with dryer hose over their heads.

    I always love when I see something I’ve never seen before. And in this case, never even heard of before

  2. k2dtw k2dtw says:

    Tonight’s episode of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” …”The Missing Dryer Hose”….LOL..

  3. Douglas Wood Douglas Wood says:

    I also never heard of them nor have seen anything like them before. I love them– they’re so bizarre and surreal. And they look great as a threesome. (But seeing a hundred of them would be mind-blowing.)

  4. denny denny says:

    I am freaking out over these. Amazing divers!

  5. k2dtw k2dtw says:

    Thank you, there is something about multiples, I love them too…

  6. BRBill BRBill says:

    Weren’t there pearl divers in the James Bond flick “You Only Live Twice”?. These are really cool.

  7. windupkitty windupkitty says:

    Oh man! I’ve read about the ama pearl divers…i think it’s a fairly ancient tradition but is mostly touristy now??? .these statues are really beautiful! I LOVE them!!!!!!! And, of course, the 3 of them together is fabulous……i love repetition……

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