Hodsdon Kokeshi Dolls
Wood- wisteria vine , and the beads are created by carving
Hodsdon Kokeshi dolls -From tree to finished Kokeshi
🍃 Be sure to scroll through the photos to see different angles and size
Hodsdon Kokeshi Dolls, from tree to finished doll.
We entered this path with wanting to work together, share in the Japanese heritage and share our story.
We believe that There is a need and always room for traditional folk art in today's modern times, it creates a more inspired , vibrant and engaged society.
For us there are so many efforts to sustain and support wood art and Kokeshi tradition and culture.
Our approach is simply to work with our hands and the raw materials to create a little Kokeshi personality with beautiful woods
Kokeshi are believed to bring prosperity,peace and a sense of safety to the houses that they occupy
Turned by Jacob and hand painted by Lisa
❤️ Made with love in Ithaca, Ny
~Lisa and Jacob
Feb 25, 2023
Wisteria Vine gets her name from the wood used to create her twisting unique body. I love the black shiny beads that travel dramatically around the shape. Light makes them sparkle! Her large head and hair bun are adorned with an angled fashioned wood stick. There’s nothing mundane or dull about this “larger than life” lady!