From across the vast Pacific ocean, Florence & George presents a series of traditional wooden Japanese play dolls known as Kokeshi. The kokeshi doll tradition is centuries-old in Japan. The carved wooden dolls seem initially simplistic in design, but closer examination reveals incredibly detailed carving such as hair accents and ruffles in clothing. Most of the Kokeshi dolls are produced from Japanese dogwood trees, well known for their white bark and fine grain. All carving and painting is hand-done by experienced artisans. SAMURAI - He might be green, but it isn’t with envy. Who has more to be proud of than this wood-carved young man wearing both a green robe and a whimsical expression somewhere between a frown and a smile. 6”. SD-1355.