Vintage 20th century handmade painted wooden kokeshi dolls
Vintage 20th century handmade painted wooden kokeshi dolls
Vintage 20th century handmade painted wooden kokeshi dolls
Vintage 20th century handmade painted wooden kokeshi dolls
Vintage 20th century handmade painted wooden kokeshi dolls

Traditional Japanese Wooden Kokeshi Doll (4)

£35.00

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The age of Kokeshi Doll's go back as far as 150 years. Most of Kokeshi Dolls are made from either dogwood, cherry or maple. Made in two pieces, the head and the body, the craftsman creates the head with a stem-plug that is forced into a tight hole above the shoulders. 

The dolls shape are minimal, no arms or legs etc, but whilst they may seem simple the process of making one is extensive; seasoning the wood, splitting into quarters for the lathe, rough cutting, fine cutting, sanding, painting, waxing and polishing. And depending on where in Japan the doll is made will also dictate that shape and decor of the doll. For instance how the doll is painted, or how the shoulders slope, if the body is wide or narrow etc.

In good condition, but due to their age there are small signs of wear and tear.

Traditionally used as children's toys, they make a great decoration point in the modern home, especially in a group. 

The dimensions of this doll are as follows- H - 26cm, W - 5cm at base, 8.5cm on head.

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