How did the kokeshi craft start? Who is still making these wooden dolls? How to identify your kokeshi? What inspires the craftsmen? Do the patterns have meanings? And many more questions are answered by the author Laetitia Hébert in this book, in 36 short chapters. And because it’s easier to understand the diversity of kokeshi once you saw a (large) number of them, the book features more than 250 dolls.
Born from her research and her visits in the workshops, Kokeshi, l’art des poupées japonaises is the ideal introduction to this craft, that has seen so many changes in 200 years.
For the collectors, the book also includes a repertory of all signatures of the kokeshi from the book - that is, 120 craftsmen signatures.
A must have for everyone who is keen on diving into this wonderful world or anyone who is a collector searching for a deeper understanding of the kokeshi craft.
- in French
- 168 pages, soft cover
- small size: 15x18 cm
- published by Sully éditions