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Vintage Kokeshi Doll - small

Regular price
£35.00 GBP
Regular price
Sale price
£35.00 GBP

Kokeshi dolls have been made in the Tōhoku region of Northern Honshu Island since the Edo era (1603 to 1867). These simple, wooden dolls feature round heads on top of long torsos usually embellished with floral motifs.

'Over time, kokeshi have taken on various identities, from an exemplar of mingei austerity, to minimalist design object, to a souvenir epitomising the pinnacle of kitsch and back again.' 
Okazaki Manami, from the book: 'Mingei: Art Without Heroes' - available here.

 - Vintage Kokeshi doll

- Made in Japan

- Measures 16.5cm H x 3.8cm W