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 : H 18.5cm
W 2 3/4 : D 2 3/4 :H 7 1/2 inch
made in Japan