This well loved Japanese vintage Kokeshi doll completely caught my eye and my heart, she is such a dear little thing with a kind expression on her timeworn face. She is a wobble doll which means her head is poseable (up and down and spins round) via a small dowel in her neck which allows for some movement to create a sense of expression. She is a real delight and would make a striking addition to any home.
Each kokeshi doll is hand painted and completely unique, giving them all character and wonderfully different facial expressions.
Kokeshi dolls were originally gifted as good luck charms and were considered to bring protection to the home. As you might expect she does show a little natural ageing.