Kokeshi Dolls Pair
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Sale Price (members): $11.69
Original Price: $44.99
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First made by Kiji-shi (wood artisans) during the Edo Period (1603-1867), it is believed these highly stylized wooden Kokeshi dolls were crafted as souvenirs for visitors of the hot springs in north-eastern Japan. Now considered an art form, these traditional interpretations wear colorful kimonos. Wood with lacquer finishes. One each. 4.75"h. x 2.25"dia.
The Asian ethnological collection in our National Museum of Natural History is comprised of over 40,000 objects. Eastern cultures including China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent are represented in the collection.
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