Kokeshi doll created in the Sakunami style (in Miyagi Prefecture). This fantastically-shaped collectable doll is medium-sized at 26cm and is hand-painted by the artist with bold coloured red and black chrysanthemum design.
This piece is turned, scribed and painted by hand. It has the artists signature on the base (Akira Suzuki 鈴木明).
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 1970s
Dimensions: H: 26cm | W: base 4cm | W: head 7cm
Condition: Excellent – no cracks, only minor scuffs. Natural age related wear.