This kokeshi doll has cute little lips and face and smiley eyes ...very gentle and kind face expressions.Body part is painted with multiple colors such as red, green, and purple which represents kimono( Traditional Japanese cloth). Since its a very old doll, you will see signs of age such a wood aging, paint fading, and minor scratches so be aware. They were traditionally made as guardians of children but later became popular amongst Japanophiles and collectors. In addition to being ornamental, they are also seen as charme to prevent fires or even ward off evil.Mizuki, the wood often used to mae the kokeshi doll’s face, literally translate as “water tree”.It is very moist wood and some Japanese believe that having a kokeshi in their home helps prevent fire. Hight 8cm Base 2.4x1.5cm Head 2.3cm Arm 6.5 cmCONDITION:Minor scratches ,Small age spots. • colors may vary in different types of lighting and with different monitor settings.Please check the photos carefully and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Kokeshi Doll Vintage small --- Charm to Prevent Fire