Traditional Rare Vintage, Narugo (Ginzan) Traditional Kokeshi by Izu, Mamoro


Dimensions: 9-1/2”h

This u unusual style of the doll is known as a Ginzan Kokeshi, which is a substrain of the Narugo Family of dolls. Narugo dolls are one of the most well-known families and are defined by their straight-shaped body, narrowing slightly at the waist. As shown here, there are red Chrysanthemum, (kiku), hand-painted on the front of the body. There are small  Rokoru moya varied circular bands in red framing the top and bottom of the doll. Bangs are expressively detailed with hair fringes being a definitive feature of the head, with very expressive eyes and a marubana, (round nose) and red lips. The doll is signed on the bottom by Izu Mamoru (b.1925). Master Izu, Sado, Obanazawa, Yamagata prefecture.

Condition: Excellent, original condition, with no fading or loss of color and consistent with age and standards of collectible Folk Art. All details are perfect and as crafted.