Kokeshi (24,5 cm)

Description
Kokeshi (24,5 cm)
Japan - 1975-1999 - Wood

Vintage Kokeshi doll which is estimated to have been created in the late 1970s or early 1980s.

The Kokeshi craft is an ancient Japanese tradition that started as early as the year 1850.

Wood is carefully selected to have the right qualities, the round base-shape is made with a lathe before hand tools are used to create the finished doll-shape. Lastly the doll is painted with pigments and waxed. Because of this manual process no two dolls are the same.

Originally Kokeshi dolls were children's toys later they became more common as souvenirs that are unique per Onsen (traditional Japanese hot spring) village where they are still made to this day.

Kokeshi dolls have become an icon of Japan since they reflect Japanese aesthetic sensibilities with their simple, minimalist yet elegant design.

Lot details
Object
Kokeshi (24,5 cm)
Material
Wood
Style
Vintage
Estimated Period
1975-1999
Country of Origin
Japan
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
24.5×7.5×7.5 cm
Weight
340 g
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