Vintage Wooden Kokeshi Doll, Japan #459

$ 95.00

  • Vintage Wooden Kokeshi Doll, #459
  • Vintage Kokeshi dolls are estimated to have been created in the late 1970s or early 1980s.
  • Some of these Kokeshi are styled in such a way that their original form as logs are still visible.
  • The Kokeshi craft is an ancient Japanese tradition that started as early as the year 1850.
  • The dolls are carved and hand painted with pigments. Because of this, no two dolls are alike.
  • Kokeshi dolls have become a true icon of Japan since they reflect Japanese aesthetic sensibilities with their minimalist yet elegant design.
  • They are in good shape but do show their age. They have detailed markings and inscriptions.
  • Signed by the artist.
  • Measurements: Approx 6 15/16" tall; 2" base diameter ; 2 1/8" head diameter