A wonderful artist signed Kokeshi doll. Hand painted in fine detail with a traditional Japanese design with flower blossoms.
Artist’s signature stamp on the base.
The doll measures approximately 8.5 inches.
Condition is very good, please view the photographs.
A high quality Kokeshi and a fine example of Japanese craftsmanship.
Kokeshi doll are handmade from cherry or dogwood and have a simple body, enlarged head, a few painted lines that create an expressive face and a floral design on the body to represent robes.
This style of doll originated during the Edo period (1600 to 1868) in Northern Japan. The design was based on the simple one-piece wooden dolls enjoyed by peasant children. After World War II, the art form blossomed and spread throughout Japan. The traditional forms were expanded, and new styles were developed as the Kokeshi became part of popular culture.