Sosaku Kokeshi by Kiyohara, Takao | Plum Blossoms | Signed
This is a wonderful kokeshi made by Kiyohara-san in which he employs two different wood in which the Haori is textured and painted in white blossoms. He carved out a portion of the body to accept a tie obi, expressing a very country look to the piece. Dimensions: 7-1/4”h. Condition: Very good and signed by the artist.
Additional Information —
Kiyohara-san is one of the most popular and prolific of the creative Kokshi artists. He was considered a transitional artist, due to the fact that many of his dolls resemble traditional Tougatta or Yamagata dolls. His dolls are artistically and minimally decorated. There is no information on Takao in either Creative or Traditional books.