Saturday, March 30, 2013

Kokeshi Doll Rubber Stamps, Antique style



Set of 4 hand carved rubber stamp
antique style Kokeshi Dolls.
I had so much fun drawing these, let alone carving them. Being able to use them is 
something that I look forward to, but being able to hold these little rubber stamp carvings 
in my hand and study them after carving is
an added benefit. It seems to have been done by someone else once the stamp has been carved.
They each have a unique personality and 
represent different provinces
in Japan. It is so amazing how many
doll styles there are in Japans Kokeshi history !  
Here is a link that tells more about the history of Kokeshi's that a friend of mine in Singapore shared with me:

2 comments:

Wanda H said...

These are wonderful!!!

Debra said...

They are wonderful-I have not heard of these dolls before. I love all the detail you put into your stamps.