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 8.5 : D 8.5 : H 19cm
W 3 1/2 : D 3 1/2 :H 7 1/2 inch
made in Japan