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Thursday, February 10, 2011

ABC Wednesday: D is for Doll

This doll is one of the "beauty ladies of China". Xi Shi is one of the 4 Chinese women who renowned for their most beauty in legendary ancient China. The Four Beauties are the most beautiful and significant women in ancient.
I bought this doll online from China. I'm trying to collect one of every Asian dolls.
Their stories all are based on fact but they are also steeped in legend. The stories of the Four Beauties remained famous until today because of their effect on the Ancient Chinese Emperors and Kingdoms with whom they were involved. Some of the Four Beauties brought kingdoms and dynasties then ruin and most of them ended their lives in tragedy.
Xi Shi was a legendary beauty of the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 B.C.) in ancient China, An apperance of Xi Shi is said to be so entrancingly beautiful that fish would forget how to swim and sink away from the surface when she walks by.
This is my entry for this week's ABC Wednesday. Thanks for dropping by! 

36 comments :

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

uy walay ika lima tsang ky mura ako man siguro ang ikalima natangtang lang ko kay lagum daw hehehe jok lng.

Bisita ko diri sa imung D bayot, nakalugar intawn ang tapulan, mawala na sd ko atud taud ky manglimpyo ko, tinuod na gyud ni hehehe

Dina said...

Shalom to you and thanks for visiting Jerusalem Hills DP.

I love the idea of the fish being so influenced by the beauty of the China Beauty! Thanks for teaching us about this.

Roger Owen Green said...

this is very beautiful.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Reader Wil said...

What a beautiful and sad story! Thank you for telling this!

analou said...

My mom-in-law had many dolls somewhat like that. When she died my husband and his brother sold it to different people. My husband left three dolls and I place them in an area in between our kitchen and dining room. Unfortunately I broke one of the dolls a week ago. I am glad hubby did not get mad at me but I felt sad because those are only the few things left that came from my mother-in-law.

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VioletSky said...

She does have a most delicate beauty.

Mel Alarilla said...

Beautiful Chinese doll which looks so delicate and fragile. They are similar to Japanese geisha dolls. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful doll, and thank you for the information you included in your posting, - so many things to learn!!!

Carver said...

Beautiful story and doll.

Paula Scott said...

I love the doll and the story that goes with it!

Hooked on Memes said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Beautiful doll and photo. I forgot that D is for doll. I have some dolls too, well maybe in the next round I'll post them.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

She's beautiful indeed but for some reason I have a doll issues, they scared me to death, even Barbie, that's why I'm very thankful I don't have a daughter, lol!

Jingle said...

lovely doll,
cheers.

Silvergirl said...

wow the doll is beautiful as the story too :)

Gee of georyl.com said...

how cute naman. nice hobby to start but i guess, it's a bit expensive. di bale, carry naman. wink!

Lulu Post said...

ano eto si mami willa takot sa dolls...

pretty entry mami... was ko time mag bloghop sa abc busy akong linya

Vicki said...

What a beautiful doll and interesting story! Good luck on your doll collecting.

Gigi Ann said...

I never heard the story of the three beauties before. She is quite lovely. Thanks for the visit to my blog today.

Gigi Ann

Francisca said...

I don't think I'd want to be so stunningly gorgeous that fish forget how to swim! People too would stay away! You got yourself a lovely Xi Shi doll. Good luck finding the other three Chinese Beauties. Good D post.

Scotty's Princess said...

Lovely doll! Wa jud ko nakaangkon ug ani ka nindot nga doll sa unang panahon. Kids are very lucky these days.

Hugs!
LAINY

chubskulit said...

I love that!

Nanka said...

This is a beautiful doll and so colorful too!!

eden said...

aww, that is so cute..!

January said...

mao ba.. ana jud diay sya kagwapa? ma-amnesia ang isda.. hehe

My ABC Wednesday

anthony-samson said...

Beautiful doll and photo, thanks for stopping by my blog

Regards
Samson

jabblog said...

Delightful doll and a lovely legend :-)

Vernz said...

grabe jud diay ka gwapa dhemz.. pati isda gud kalimut mulangoy... hahaha..a gi ko..

clarizzamarcelo said...

ganda nyan! pricey?
sanay lang ako sa bargain e, ahehe

anne said...

That is indeed a very beautiful doll, a very unique one among the rest.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Very pretty doll. Thanks for visiting my blog too!

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Very pretty doll. Thanks for visiting my blog too!

Rajesh said...

Hey, this is a beautiful doll.

bonz said...

that was a nice story and a beautiful doll indeed.

we have the same entry for D. visit mine here: http://littlezoiessteps.com/2011/02/abc-wednesday-d-is-for-doll/

Y. Ikeda said...

It's an informative post that I could learn one of the four ancient chinese beauty.
Thanks for commenting on my entry and have a wonderful weekend.
Yoshi

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