KO261 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two
KO261 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two
KO261 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two
KO261 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two
KO261 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two
KO261 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two

KO261 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two

Regular price$109.00
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-An iconic Japanese wooden doll, handcrafted in northern Japan

-Taller doll is 9.25" H, base is 1.95" in diameter and the shorter doll is 6” H, base is 1.28” in diameter

-Made in the Naruko style

-Larger doll is painted with three triangle chrysanthemum motifs

-Smaller doll is painted with stacked iris motifs

-Both are finished with lathe lines at the neck, shoulders and base

-Both dolls are signed by the maker

-Each kokeshi comes with a package of non-staining Museum Putty to secure your doll

NOTE All kokeshi are included in our $8 Flat Shipping Rate and can be combined with any fabric order

The iconic wooden dolls from Japan were originally made as souvenirs for hot springs in northern Japan. Once given as toys to children, today kokeshi are collected as irresistible examples of Japanese folk art.

Crafted by woodworkers known as kijishi, no two kokeshi are alike. The wooden shapes, painted motifs, and facial features are all characteristic of the specific region where the kokeshi are made.

To learn more about kokeshi +click here

To meet Sally Crowe and her kokeshi family +click here

The patterns on the kokeshi are created with water-soluble paints and dyes so they are non-toxic. Do not wash your doll with water but instead wipe with a dry cloth.

The painted patterns will fade over time and the wood will age to a tawny patina. This adds to the beauty of your kokeshi.

To secure your doll, be sure to use the provided Museum Putty.

Okan Arts sources vintage kokeshi from collectors across Japan.

Note that these dolls are pre-owned and may have small scratches or flaws to the finish.

Also, the photos of the kokeshi may not show completely accurate colors due to the varying calibrations of device screens.

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