Large sized (32cm) hand-made traditional Kokeshi doll with traditional hand-painted chrysanthemum design and hand-drawn Kanji writing on the back.
This vintage piece has been turned, scribed and painted by hand and has real character, along with some light wear that gives it a great patina. It has an original sticker (faded) still attached.
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: circa 1950-70s
Dimensions: H: 32cm | W: base 5.5cm | W: head 9cm
Condition: Good – no cracks, only minor scuffs. Natural age related wear.