Origin: No Biography
Historically, the Japanese have been a very modest people. Japanese artists, in particular, felt their work spoke for them, and so for centuries, creative efforts by many artists, with the exception of woodblock prints, were unsigned, yet were easily recognized by the public through a specific style and the artists’ unique personalities. As collectors we felt it was most important to represent all Traditional and Sosaku Kokeshi, whether or not the artist has been identified, their seal, or artistic signature translated, or a written account of this artist’s life. Each show the diversity of this cultural specialization and the creative work produced by this artist.
Collector's note – Descriptive qualities/standard characteristics/ornamentation styles:
This doll takes the traditional cylindrical form of the kokeshi and adds a three-dimensional element to express wind blowing through her hair. Her work is very painterly and employs flowers, water, bubbles, and sea life on the base of the kinomo.