A lovely example of a 1950s Japanese Kokeshi doll, in excellent vintage condition. Wood turned and painted by hand, Kokeshi dolls originate from the Tohoku region of Northern Japan, an ornamental piece but seen as charms to prevent fires or even ward off evil. The beautiful designs of floral and linear patterns on the kimono would have been developped and passed down through generations and would be distinctive of the region.
This listing is for one doll which has been signed by the artist as shown on the base.
Makes a thoughtful and unique gift.
Kokeshi Doll Measures
Base Diameter 9cm
Head Diameter 10cm