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Kokeshi Dolls30 of 89Set of three Kokeshi Bobble-heads from the 60'sWeird little painted woman wooden desk lamp
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    Posted 7 years ago

    fendigood
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    I just picked up a bag of these beautiful wooden dolls and a couple of small wooden boats. I have never seen them before and am intrigued by the workmanship on a few of them. Can anyone help me identify their age or meaning?

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    VINTAGE JAPANESE WOODEN TRADITIONAL KOKESHI DOLL HAND PAINTED 8-1/2
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    Vintage Japanese Kokeshi Nesting Doll Family Wooden Head Nodders
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    Vintage Sosaku Wood Kokeshi Doll Signed Hand Painted 6
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    VINTAGE JAPANESE WOODEN TRADITIONAL KOKESHI DOLL HAND PAINTED 8-1/2
    VINTAGE JAPANESE WOODEN TRADITIONAL...
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    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      There is lots of info on the net about Kokeshi generally, even here on CW:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/dolls/kokeshi

      There are some knowledgeable Kokeshi collectors here on CW - hopefully they will drop in.
    2. japanfanbev japanfanbev, 3 years ago
      Wow, you’ve picked up quite a collection there! Where shall I start?
      Most of them appear to be omiyage (souvenir) kokeshi and I imagine a lot of them are nodders (they have moving heads, attached by a dowel, sometimes called “bobbleheads” boy/girl pairs of these are known as donko kokeshi).
      They fall under the general heading of sosaku (modern, creative) kokeshi. Many of them look to be from the 1950s/60s although they are difficult to date, as they are mainly unsigned.
      The pink one that has two dots on her forehead and appears to be sitting is a hina kokeshi doll - probably the empress, due to the pink colour.
      The seven tiny ones in the boat represent the seven lucky gods.

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