A Kokeshi of unused vintage kimono silk, dating to around the mid to late 1970’s. Collected while living in Okinawa, Japan, you can look closely to see a textured cloth of curves and maple leaves, with hand painted black Japanese maple leaves on top. Her collar is made of a black contemporary ribbon. Her face and hair are cotton. Her hand embroidered features are also cotton. She stands 12 inches tall. Thoughtfully sourced wool from the U.S. gives her a slight but nice weight. Her buns are stuffed with polyfil.
Not everyone has the wall space for displaying an entire kimono. Not everyone has the decor to go along with such a bold piece. These beautiful textiles are rooted in a rich culture and are art work in their own right. I created these dolls for my adult collectors who wanted to own an authentic piece of culture, and that could be subtle enough to blend in with their home decor. A meaningful keepsake and heirloom doll, completely unique. And because they are of vintage textiles, it will be rare to see your doll’s fabric anyplace else.
She comes to you with a signed certificate of authenticity, stating a bit about your doll, and is numbered to match the hand stamp on her tag.
She will also come with a small tocken of my gratitude for your support of my work, as rare and precious as she is. A gift from me to you. ⭐️
This vintage art doll is intended as decorative art piece and is not a toy. Avoid direct sunlight, as it will cause fading over time. She is happiest on a shelf or chair, serving as functional art.
Spot clean with a clean damp cloth, as needed.