Vintage Wooden Kokeshi Doll, Japan #359

$ 110.00

  • Vintage Wooden Kokeshi Doll, Japan #359
  • Vintage Kokeshi dolls are estimated to have been created in the 1960s or 1970s in Tohoku, Japan by multiple artists.
  • Wood is carefully selected to have the right qualities, the round base shape is made with a lathe before hand tools are used to create the finished doll shape. Lastly, the doll is painted with pigments and waxed. Because of this, no two dolls are alike.
  • Kokeshi dolls have become an icon of Japan since they reflect Japanese aesthetic sensibilities with their simple, minimalist yet elegant design. It's a very beautiful lot of traditional Tohoku region kokeshi crafted and signed.
  • There are 11 families of kokeshi (crafted in 11 different places of the Tohoku) every family uses different motifs and shapes to paint and craft the kokeshi.
  • This group contains a different types of kokeshi (Hijiori, Toogata, Yamagata, Naruko, Zao, and Tsuchiyu type)
  • Signed by artist
  • Measurements: approx 8 5/8" tall; 1 1/2" base diameter ; 2 3/16" head diameter