Sosaku Kokeshi by Katase, Kahei entitled: "Oboroya | Clouded Moon"


Dimensions: 16-0" h

This exceptionally large and detailed Kokeshi is exquisitely formed based on both traditional, and creative styling. The hair in particular takes on a traditional form and is delicately detailed in the carving technique. The motif that is positioned throughout the front of the Kimono is executed in a silver lacquer, and indicates the artist’s fascination with this aesthetic. The doll has an incised artist stamp on the back bottom portion of the doll and hand signed on the bottom. This doll was published in an exhibition catalogue entitled: Kokeshi Dolls by JETRO, (the Japan External Trade Organization).

Vintage Condition: “as is” with some scattered light wear or stain that does not affect the design, and retains the original craft/workmanship. One corner of the hair portion of the doll was cracked from dropping, and repaired to preserve this doll.