Vintage 7.5 Inch Japanese Kokeshi Doll – Signed
Distinguished by their single wooden body and head, Japanese kokeshi dolls were considered to be good luck talismans as well as child’s toys. Usually made from mizuki or cherry wood, they are hand-painted with bold brush strokes. This is a small kokeshi doll and so looks lovely partnered with either a taller or smaller doll for impact. This lady’s also a favourite – her face detail is more unusual than most (her sweet little pink nose!) as is her head shape. We also love the deep red flowers that adorn her body.
In excellent vintage condition, there are very minor, superficial scuffs and some fading to the paint at the front. The base is signed and there is a maker’s sticker attached.
Height: 18.5cm (approx 7.5 inches) / Base Diameter: 5cm