Kokeshi - traditional style vintage Japanese dolls [sold separately]
Kokeshi are Japanese wooden dolls that have been crafted for more than 150 years as a toy for children, originating from the northeastern region of Japan.
They are handmade from wood, predominantly cherry or mizuki, and have a simple trunk and head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. In the traditional style of kokeshi they have no arms or legs.
The pattern on the body can vary - sometimes with floral designs and other times with ring designs, mostly painted in red, black and yellow inks then covered with a layer of wax.
A selection of two wonderful pieces, both sold separately.
These are vintage items and as such show signs of wear and pre-love. The wood may have darkened, paint may have faded, there might be light scratches, etc.
Choose your favourite!
(height, measured left to right)
- Left: 36.5cm
- Right: 37cm
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