A stunning and very unique vintage Kokeshi Doll from Japan who we've named Michiko (meaning beautiful wise child). Hand turned and painted featuring an unusual grass cape covering her head and body. The cape has been attached to the doll with glue, so cannot be removed. This Kokeshi doll has a sense of mystery and intrigue about her - she's a real one-off.
Vintage Kokeshi dolls are highly collectable and great pieces to add to your vintage/eclectic 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 vintage condition.
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).