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Bringing the natural warmth of timber and their charming expressions to bedside tables, mantles and bookshelves everywhere, a vintage kokeshi just radiates character. Their tiny faces animate some wonderfully inventive shapes and forms, and we confess, at times it's hard to share them!

the maker now welcomes a vast new extended family of these Japanese folk dolls - in fact, it's our largest and most varied collection yet! Every piece has been carefully selected in person during our travels, chosen for quality, condition, uniqueness, and a certain degree of twinkly-eyed appeal.

Whether conventionally patterned or stylised in the modern, artistic tradition, the spirited expressions and skilfully applied costumes are incredibly diverse. Each one bears the personal vision of the artisan who made them. 

Perhaps your collection has a missing sculptural element, or you've been waiting on an inspired gift for that fabulously fussy friend? Perhaps you simply have an eye which keens for aesthetic nourishment, and respect for Japan's masterful graphic traditions.

Naturally, there's only one of each (and once they're gone they're gone)! Online and in store now, come make a new friend...

xx the maker team


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