Friday, January 27, 2012

Japanese Kokeshi Dolls on Etsy - YouTube

Kokeshi (こけし kokeshi?), are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. The body has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax. One characteristic of kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs. The bottom is marked with the signature of the artist.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFromJapan?section_id=10701382

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