A Superb Collection Of Vintage Japanese Kokeshi Dolls
Superb collection of Vintage Japanese Kokeshi Dolls Kokeshi are traditional wooden dolls, intended to be given as a gift, which symbolise love and friendship.Believed to have originated in North Japan during the early 19th century, they became popular as souvenirs and presents for people visiting the hot springs of the region. They are handcrafted from wood, with a simple form which lacks arms and legs. The head features a painted face, and the trunk is decorated with floral or graphic patterns, in hues of red, pink and black.originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. The body has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax.The bottom is marked with the signature of the artist.
Each is hand carved and painted, and therefore unique. Tallest 5 x 30cm 2x 24cm 1x 20cm 2x 18cm Smallest 3x 15cm
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Please contact us for a more accurate international and UK postage/delivery quote. As a rule all of our pieces are in good to excellent vintage condition with signs of wear & use commensurate with age. Please remember that if a piece is in original condition, minor wear should be expected. Please feel free to contact us for additional photos that will help with your purchase,and email us with any questions you may have. Our goal is to provide you with pieces you love. We're happy to discuss any concern you may have before purchasing.We do not generally accept returns unless it can be shown that we have misrepresented the piece either in condition or description.