KO371 Vintage Kokeshi L
KO371 Vintage Kokeshi L
KO371 Vintage Kokeshi L
KO371 Vintage Kokeshi L
KO371 Vintage Kokeshi L
KO371 Vintage Kokeshi L

KO371 Vintage Kokeshi L

Regular price$109.00

  • 1 in stock

-An iconic Japanese wooden doll, handcrafted in northern Japan

-11.25" H, base is 2.25" in diameter 

-Made in the Yajiro style

-Painted with brush strokes to emulate a kimono with a chrysanthemum motif at the bottom

-Also painted with bold black lathe lines at the waist and neck, plus pale gray lathe lines on the body

-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The iconic wooden dolls from Japan were originally made as souvenirs for hot springs in northern Japan.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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