Kokeshi Doll with Irises
Inspired by the famous folk dolls of Japan, Lisa and Jacob Hodsdon create beautiful Kokeshi dolls that are believed to bring peace and prosperity. Each doll is hand-turned by Jacob and then painted with acrylics by Lisa.
Measures 6"h × 4"diam.
Made with: spalted maple
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About the artist:
Looking for the natural movement of the wood, each Kokeshi doll is made with love by Jacob and Lisa Hodsdon from Ithaca, N.Y. Lisa specializes in painting and design, influenced by her travels and from American and Japanese cultures. Jacob has been wood turning for many years and draws his inspiration from nature and the beauty of wood.
About the dolls:
Kokeshi are Japanese wooden dolls traditionally made for children, but are becoming increasingly popular amongst collectors. It is said they were originally sold to visitors to hot springs in the Tohoku region of Japan during the late Edo period to supplement business and keep workers' hands busy during the winter months. Many people also believe the dolls were originally exchanged as tokens of friendship, with messages concealed within.
Hand-crafted in the U.S.A.