A stunning Kokeshi Doll from Japan - hand turned and hand-painted with a beautiful cherry blossom pattern. We particularly love the patina of the dark wood used on this piece - please see the front and back photos for detail.
Please note: this is not a vintage Kokeshi doll, it is a used contemporary doll that was bought from a collector (hence the lower price compared to the vintage dolls we source and sell).
Kokeshi dolls are highly collectable and great pieces to add to your eclectic inspired interiors. They look stunning practically anywhere in the home - either as single pieces or displayed in a cluster. They also create a real talking point - especially when you read more about the history/story behind Kokeshi dolls! (more info below).
In good used condition - colours still vibrant, but may have small imperfections as it is a used (not new) piece.
Kokeshi dolls were said to be guardians of children and keepers of their souls, watching over the children as they grew up. There are varying stories relating to their origin and purpose - some say they were given by talisman to ensure the healthy birth of a new child, others say they were given out to school children as reward dolls by teachers. However, others say they were given to mark the death of a child due to illness, miscarriage or famine - and that the soul of the child remains in the doll. We are not sure which we believe, but one thing we do know, is we love them and we've kept two for ourselves!
*Postage to Mainland UK: £4.95 via signed for delivery service (or delivered free of charge with any large furniture item that requires courier delivery).