KO405 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two
KO405 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two
KO405 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two
KO405 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two
KO405 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two
KO405 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two

KO405 Vintage Kokeshi - Set of Two

Regular price$99.00

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-Two iconic Japanese wooden dolls, handcrafted in northern Japan

-The doll on the left is 4.95” tall, the base is 27.5mm in diameter and the doll on the right is 4.6” tall, the base is 33.8mm in diameter, 

-Made in the Yajiro style

-Both dolls are carved in the classic style with distinct waists and wide bases

-Both are painted with multi-colored, concentric ring berets in red and purple with scalloped edges

-The body of the left-hand doll is decorated in lathe lines in red, purple, green, and yellow with a large chrysanthemum 

-The doll on the right is painted in lathe lines of green, red and deep purple

-The doll on the left is made by Hideo Sato, and the doll on the right is made by Katsushi Ogura

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The iconic wooden dolls from Japan were originally made as souvenirs for hot springs in northern Japan.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