These wonderful vintage dolls are from the northeastern region of Japan.
All are handmade from wood, having a simple trunk and head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face.
The body often has floral and/or ring designs painted in red, black or sometimes green and covered with a layer of wax.
One characteristic of Kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs.
Since the 1950s, Kokeshi makers have signed their work, usually on the bottom and sometimes on the back.
Unlike the more modern brightly coloured ones you see around, these are all in a lovely warm patina with loads of character.
Please NOTE - These are genuine vintage dolls from a private collection, they were sourced in Japan.
Signs of wear commensurate with age.
Sold individually, prices start from $45.00.