These dolls are meant to resemble their Japanese wooden counterparts. In Japan, these dolls were often created by pottery creators. They would place the wood on a potter's wheel and use wood tools to shave down the dolls.
Growing up, I remember seeing dolls just like these at my grandma's place. They were often put out especially for holidays like Children's Day. I created these as a way for others to celebrate Japanese culture and remix it into something cool.
Print up these dolls and then paint them with a variety of designs. Common motifs include floral and geometric patterns.
Because the dolls are solid, they can be easily scaled up and down. The top-heavy kokeshi may require weights inside as the model is being printed to provide enough weight to keep the doll upright.
I love creating things including tabletop games and cosplay. Most of the designs I post here will be models that help with or improve these hobbies. Occasionally, more random designs may find their way into the mix. If you would like my help on designing something, just let me know. I'm open to commissions of all shapes and sizes. Don't forget to follow me on social media for the latest news and say hi! I'd love to connect.