Kitschy Kimono Girls

Submitted by Nessa November 13th, 2009

I couldn’t resist these cute kimono-clad drummer girls, with their “spaghetti” and “popcorn” decoration. They don’t have any marks, so I don’t know much about them… but they’re awfully cute! I seem to have collected a lot of this vaguely Asian-themed stuff. I also really like the pastel colors.

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The textural detail on the kimono is kind of nifty.

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Their hands and facial expressions are kind of weird but it ads to the charm.

2 Responses to “Kitschy Kimono Girls”

  1. Allee Willis

    These fall under the more classic definition of “kitsch” with all the flourishy touches and shining white porcelain. I do love that they’re so laden with popcorn and spaghetti technique. They are, indeed, Asian themed but also look very Keane-ish American.

    What’s the one on the left holding? A compact? A mirror? A hubcap? As for the one on the left, her drum has quite a cinched waist.

    It’s always an excellent sign of Kitsch when the head is oversized for the body.

  2. Nessa

    Ha! The left-one is also holding a drum. It’s also got an hourglass-shape so it’s hiding behind her head. I like the idea that she’s pounding on a hubcap better, though.