Kokeshi Doll #1
Vintage Kokeshi Dolls originate from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. The body usually has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax. One characteristic of kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs. The bottom is typically marked with the signature of the artist.
Due to the vintage nature, the dolls may have slight blemishes, fading or staining, which add to the unique character of well-loved, vintage items.
- 20.5 cm Tall
- 5 cm Head circumference
- 5.4 cm Body circumference
The woods used for kokeshi vary, with cherry used for its darkness and dogwood for its softer qualities. Itaya-kaede, a Japanes maple is also used. The wood is left outdoors to season for one to five years before it can be used.
Our dolls are sourced directly from Japan and each has its own unique patina.
Collect just one or build your tribe.