Inosuke Kobayashi Kokeshi Dolls

Artisan | Woodworker: Kobayashi, Inosuke | 1931-


Kobayashi was born in 1931 and has died early in life, but no date has been published. He received the coveted Prime Minister award in 1979. As collectors we felt it was most important to represent all Sosaku Kokeshi artists, whether or not the artist has a written account of his or her 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:

Kobayashi-san created a limited number of dolls, of which most show simple to elaborate treatment of the “kimono, illustrating brocade fabric to give character to his pieces. Eyes on all of his dolls always express dignity and humility.

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