Vintage Sosaku Kokeshi Doll entitled: “Wa | Harmony” by Murakami, Ken-ichi


Dimensions: 9-1/2”h x 6-3/4”h

Each doll shows beautiful natural treatment of the wood, with their individual graining, coloration, and burned detailed. Murakami-san rarely paints his dolls, and if he does, it’s very minimal, other than to define facial features.

In Japan, love between individuals and romantic relationships means accepting a partner for who they are, for who they are throughout their life, no matter what changes. Making the best of every situation is how one achieves personal fulfillment in romantic relationships. This pairing is a perfect example, both by the turning of the forms, and the different colorations of the wood, stressing individuality. Each piece has the impressed mark of Murakimi-san.

Condition: Excellent, original condition, with no fading or loss of color and consistent with age. The piece meets all the standards of collectible Folk Art.