Their origin was in Edo era (1603A.D. - 1867A.D.) as souvenirs for the injured at hotsprings.
Since then kokeshi craftsmen's skills to make grains and paint was so developed that kokeshis became ornamental dolls.
W 7 : D 7.5 : H 17cm
W 3 : D 4 :H 6 1/2 inch
made in Japan