Japanese Dolls

My objects are two Japanese dolls. These dolls were made in Japan in the 1800s so it’s more than 100 years old. My grandmother received it from my early ancestors and when I was one years old my immediate family (me, my mom, my sister) received the dolls from my grandmother. 
They are are very fragile and breakable too, they stand four centimeters tall and one centimeter wide. They are hard because, their bodies are wooden.  Everything on the dolls are made from wood, the head, and the hair. The clothing is painted on the wooden bodies. The clothing designs are abstract and detailed. The colors of the doll’s clothing are cyan, maroon, a dark shade of red, white lines on the brown pants, black, beige, and green. There are swirls and lines on the shirts of the dolls. The hair of one doll is in a tight bun with a straight stick going through the bun. 
They are not religious objects either. My immediate family does not use these dolls for any religious purposes, we just use them for decoration purposes only. These dolls remind me of all of my ancestors who immigrated from Japan to come to the United States to give me a better life and sacrificed a lot and struggled a lot. I think of the dolls as a symbol of tranquility and determination. Today, my family uses these dolls for decoration purposes only. These dolls are important to me because it reminds me of my ancestors and the great life they have brought me and all the things my family have been through. 

– Alex

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more