Traditional vintage Kokeshi doll standing 23.5cm tall, maximum diameter 6cm. Unique artisan design comprising turned body and head. Slender body tapering to base, Traditional paint design and colours. Genuine vintage doll made by hand and hand painted in the north of Japan. Signed by artist. When we consider that this design is exclusive to the skilled artisan who created it and we reflect on the fact that the artist will repeatedly recreate this doll design in exactly the same way for many years as their signature piece, then we can start to appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of the piece. It really is no surprise that the number of Kokeshi collectors increase year on year and the quality of work is becoming more widely appreciated. History With origins dating back to the early 19th Century ‘Traditional’ kokeshi were produced only in the six Japanese prefectures of Tohoku, typically they are very simple in their design with round heads and cylindrical limbless bodies. The floral and linear patterns painted on their kimonos have been developed and passed down through generations of kokeshi makers and are distinctive to the individual artisan and area where they are made. When given as gifts the dolls were thought to have a spiritual significance with the kokeshi representing a wish for a healthy child £38.00 plus £4.75 postage = £42.75 delivered to U.K. zone 1 addresses. For postage costs to addresses outside U.K. zone 1 and overseas postage please enquire prior to placing your order thank you. Unless otherwise stated Kokeshi dolls are sold individually, we sometimes feature more than one doll and other props in our photographs, these are not included in the sale.
Tapering slender body Traditional Kokeshi 23cm tall