Suno Hiyake | Snow Tanned Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Doll by Takahashi, Nagatoshi Suno Hiyake | Snow Tanned Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Doll by Takahashi, Nagatoshi

Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi

“Suno Hiyake | Snow Tanned”

Takahashi, Nagathoshi

$65.00

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 8-1/2” h

This doll represent a person from the cold climate of the northern island of Hokkaido. This un-ornamented doll was made to appear as if she were tanned from the light reflection of the snow, and have a shiny finish so that the observer could see himself/herself in the head of each doll. The doll the artist inscribed:

“Snowflakes are skyflowers, pale blossoms from the clouds, they tan our bodies, and wither on earth.

Vintage Condition: “As is” with some scattered light wear or stain that does not affect the design, and retains the original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear or structural damage noted. 


Artisan | Woodworker: Takahashi, Nagatoshi

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Collector's note – descriptive qualities, standard characteristics & ornamentation styles:

These two dolls represent a husband and wife from the cold climate of the northern island of Hokkaido. These unornamented dolls were made to appear as if they are tanned from the light reflection off the snow, and have a shiny finish, so that the observer could see himself/herself in the head of each doll.

On one doll the artist inscribed:

“Snowflakes are skyflowers,
pale blossoms from the clouds,
they tan our bodies,
and wither on earth.”

Artist's signature:

Takahashi, Nagatoshi Sosaku Kokeshi Artist Signature