Vintage Wooden Kokeshi Doll, Japan #489

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  • Vintage Wooden Kokeshi Doll, Japan #489
  • Vintage Kokeshi dolls which are estimated to have been created in the between 1960 - 1970 in Tohoku, Japan. 
  • 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.
  • There are 11 family of kokeshi (crafted in 11 different places of the Tohoku) every family uses different motifs and shape to paint and craft the kokeshi.
  • 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.
  • Signed by artist
  • Measurements: approx 7 1/16" tall; 1 1/2" base diameter ; 1 3/4" head diameter