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This originates from Shinchi in Fukushima Prefecture and was made from the 1840s after founder Sakuma Kamegoro created this design which continued through his descendents. Some Tsuchiyu shapes are difficult to create using a reverse-lathe technique.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis piece has been turned, scribed and painted by hand and has real character, along with some light wear that give it a great patina. This piece has the artists signature on the base and multicoloured stripes covering the body, as often with this style, the paint is deliberately bled into the wood to create a pleasant colour effect.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe head on this example squeaks when turned, this was originally designed to imitate the sound of a baby crying.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eDento Kokeshi are simple wooden toys that have been crafted for more than 150 years as children's dolls, mementos and good luck charms. These simple but very decorative gems originate from Tohoku-chiho region of North-East Japan. Due to the many different sizes, shapes and designs available, they look great as a collection.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePeriod\u003c\/strong\u003e: post 1980s\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eDimensions\u003c\/strong\u003e: H: 26cm | W: base 4cm | W: head 7cm\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eCondition\u003c\/strong\u003e: Good - no cracks, only minor scuffs. Natural age related wear. Large wood knott visible on one side through the paintwork (pictured).\u003cbr\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eWeight\u003c\/strong\u003e: 0.23kg\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Kokeshi doll - Tsuchiyu with squeak, colourful striped body - medium (26cm)

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Medium (26cm) hand-made traditional Kokeshi doll created in the Tsuchiyu style. This originates from Shinchi in Fukushima Prefecture and was made from the 1840s after founder Sakuma Kamegoro created this design which continued through his descendents. Some Tsuchiyu shapes are difficult to create using a reverse-lathe technique.

This piece has been turned, scribed and painted by hand and has real character, along with some light wear that give it a great patina. This piece has the artists signature on the base and multicoloured stripes covering the body, as often with this style, the paint is deliberately bled into the wood to create a pleasant colour effect.

The head on this example squeaks when turned, this was originally designed to imitate the sound of a baby crying.

Dento Kokeshi are simple wooden toys that have been crafted for more than 150 years as children's dolls, mementos and good luck charms. These simple but very decorative gems originate from Tohoku-chiho region of North-East Japan. Due to the many different sizes, shapes and designs available, they look great as a collection.


Period: post 1980s
Dimensions: H: 26cm | W: base 4cm | W: head 7cm
Condition: Good - no cracks, only minor scuffs. Natural age related wear. Large wood knott visible on one side through the paintwork (pictured).
Weight: 0.23kg

Sku: 5475
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