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 6.5 : D 6.5 : H 12cm
W 2 3/4 : D 2 1/2 :H 5 inch
made in Japan