Gumma Kokeshi

Description
Gumma Kokeshi
Japan - 1975-1999 - Wood- Maple

Original Kokeshi doll in perfect preserved condition. Crafted and decorated by hand by Japanese artisans


The crafting of Kokeshi is a long process, starting from the choice of wood (usually Cornelian or Maple) which is left to dry for a period ranging from six months to five years, and then sanded and formed, the body is painted by hand with floral motifs and usually represents a kimono, the doll is then polished with wax to protect the colours and make them shiny.

Lot details
Object
Gumma Kokeshi
Material
Wood- Maple
Estimated Period
1975-1999
Country of Origin
Japan
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
15×8×8 cm
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