Kokeshi doll from the Creative era of Japanese doll-making where more detailed shapes and designs emerged.
This design created at “Usaburo Kokeshi” has a triangular shape in dark wood. The maker’s signature is inked on the side (Okamoto Usaburo).
This vintage piece is turned, scribed and painted by hand and has real character, along with some wear that gives it a great patina.
Kokeshi are simple wooden toys that have been crafted for more than 150 years as children’s dolls, mementos and good luck charms. These simple but very decorative gems originate from Tohoku-chiho region of North-East Japan. Due to the many different sizes, shapes and designs available they look great as a collection.
Period: post 1990s
Dimensions: H: 29cm
Condition: Good – no cracks, only minor scuffs. Natural age-related wear.