Kokeshi doll created in the transitional style by Kiyohara Takao. This collectable doll is large-sized at 31cm and is hand-painted by the artist with chrysanthemum motifs and red/green/purple stripes.
This piece is turned, scribed and painted by hand. It has the artists signature (Kiyohara Takao) on the base as well as makers sticker/label.
Kokeshi are simple wooden toys that have been crafted for more than 150 years as children’s dolls, mementos and good luck charms. These simple but very decorative gems originate from Tohoku-chiho region of North-East Japan. Due to the many different sizes, shapes and designs available, they look great as a collection.
Period: post 1980s
Dimensions: H: 31cm | W: base 5cm | W: head 9cm
Condition: Good – no cracks, only minor scuffs. Natural age-related wear.