Wednesday, September 30, 2015

potd - Ejiko Kokeshi

This 'ejiko' baby kokeshi  is based on traditional  baby baskets of northern Japan. These were used so the baby could be left safely while you were working in the fields nearby.  They were  filled with straw and sometimes ash  which could be easily cleaned out. There seems to have been quite a variety and some were actually wooden buckets.  Kokeshi also come from northern Japanese so ejiko kokeshi are fairly common though I haven't seen another one with a natural wood finish like this.

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